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Kravis's Columbia Gift
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The New York Times, in reporting Henry Kravis's pledge of $100 million to Columbia Business School, says, "Columbia Business School has long been known as a breeding ground for financiers, including the venture capitalist Alan J. Patricof (class of 1957), the late buyout specialist Lionel I. Pincus (class of 1956) and Citigroup's chief executive, Vikram S. Pandit (class of 1980)."

Nothing against Alan Patricof, Vikram Pandit, or Lionel Pincus, but if one is going to go naming famous Columbia Business School graduates in the world of finance, maybe you might put Warren Buffett on the list?

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Graham Industries
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From a Dealbook article that runs under the headline "Former Kaplan Chief Assembling a Digital Learning Company":

(Kaplan is now part of Graham Industries, which changed its name last year from The Washington Post Company after it sold The Washington Post newspaper.)

The new name of the Washington Post-less Washington Post Company is not Graham Industries (which sells parts for steam engines) but Graham Holdings.

It's kind of a lame article anyway — the only person quoted in it by name is the former Kaplan chief, Jonathan Grayer. There's no response from Kaplan and no assessment from independent observers of Mr. Grayer's plans.

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Kravis's Columbia Gift
futureofcapitalism.com

The New York Times, in reporting Henry Kravis's pledge of $100 million to Columbia Business School, says, "Columbia Business School has long been known as a breeding ground for financiers, including the venture capitalist Alan J. Patricof (class of 1957), the late buyout specialist Lionel I. Pincus (class of 1956) and Citigroup's chief executive, Vikram S. Pandit (class of 1980)."

Nothing against Alan Patricof, Vikram Pandit, or Lionel Pincus, but if one is going to go naming famous Columbia Business School graduates in the world of finance, maybe you might put Warren Buffett on the list?

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