April 6, 2006 – Megan McArdle – Freedom to Fail

April 6, 2006

  • Social interaction
  • Discussion of current issues and events
  • And a lively conversation with our featured speaker

Megan McArdle
Blogger, The Jane Galt Line,
and global agenda correspondent, The Economist

Freedom to Fail

Jane Galt will argue that our cultural and institutional embrace of failure is one of the reasons that American society continues to be the main engine of innovation for the global economy.

Who is Jane Galt? Don’t despair! Ms. McArdle will give you the answer! Listen to Ms. McArdle at Junto on April 6!

Meanwhile, here are some clues:

  • Late twenties, female, 6′ 2”, an undisclosed number of pounds. Brown hair, green eyes, pug nose and freckles. Rumored to look like an overgrown elf.
  • Education: Too much. BA from the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1994, English Literature and Economics. MBA from the University of Chicago, Class of 2001, Economics and a number of other things.
  • Previous Employment: Startup victim, editorial assistant, network engineer, investment banking summer associate. Later, sort of an executive copy girl at the World Trade Center disaster site.
  • Do you have any hobbies? I cook well, read a lot (obviously), follow the Yankees (religiously), go out a couple of nights a week . . . what the hell, you don’t care. Time for cute doggie picture.
  • Don’t you have better things to do than work on your web page all the time? Don’t you have better things to do than email me with silly questions?

We gather at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30. The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.?Discussions are lively, but polite. Participation by attendees is highly encouraged.

General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.

Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.

Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.


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