I grew up on the mean streets of New York.  Okay, the streets weren’t all that mean, but there were a number of vicious dogs around. 

I attended elementary and secondary school in Roslyn, New York.  I then attended Harvard College for my undergrad degree in economics.  After a year as a paralegal at Nutter, McClennen & Fish, P.C. (Louis Brandeis’s firm!), I realized I did not want to become an attorney.  I then worked for a couple of years at Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc., a management consulting firm that is now part of Oliver Wyman

After this sojourn in the business world, I attended MIT’s Sloan School of Management for an MBA.  I then went on to University of California – Berkeley to obtain a master’s degree in economics and a PhD in business administration.  At this point, various friends and family members began to suggest that I should actually get a paying job, so in 1995 I joined the faculty at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  I then joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1998.  Realizing the error of my ways, I rejoined the Rotman School faculty in 2001.

My family and I live in Bloor West Village, where I can often be found sitting in the cafes and complaining about the lack of Saturday mail delivery in Canada.