“My First Trip to China” may sound like a high-school writing assignment. Don’t get put off by the title. This collection of short essays by scholars, journalists and businessmen provides insightful and often entertaining early glimpses into the Middle Kingdom.
Lineman Vince Wilfork threw a football standing by his seat in the Waldorf Astoria ballroom last night to quarterback Tom Brady on stage, who caught it, then fumbled. Wilfork threw another to linebacker Jerod Mayo. It bounced on the piano where Elton John would later perform.
At Prep for Prep’s Lilac Ball last night, honoree Ralph Schlosstein, chief executive officer and president of Evercore Partners Inc., said math was his favorite subject at Central High School in Philadelphia.
On the dance floor with his daughter last night at the New York Botanical Garden’s Conservatory Ball, Richard Chilton, chief executive officer of Chilton Investment Co., addressed the matter of gender in his business.
Frank Bisignano, co-chief operating officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. until April, is settling into his job as chief executive officer of First Data Corp., a credit-card transaction processor in Atlanta.