Investment Bankers Gone Good: Making Money and Saving the World

ON November 16, 2016

Investment Bankers Gone Good: Making Money and Saving the World

Minnesota Council on Foundations

This month’s blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Executive in Residence is about my experience at the Gratitude Railroad.

Imagine my surprise when a hedge fund manager invited me to a retreat of the “Gratitude Railroad” rather than the typical finance conference centered on topics such as derivatives: aka highly complex products no one understands. With a conference name that intriguing, I had to find out more.

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