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Be the Man in the Arena

Be the Man in the Arena

I’ve always been fond of both presidents named Roosevelt because both were men of thought AND action.

 

Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech at the University of Paris in 1910, after he was President, which became known as the Man in the Arena speech. Though long, there is one paragraph I love because of its message, which is quintessential TR (I included it at the bottom of this article). Essentially, he is saying that the first key to getting anything done is to show up. Regardless of the outcome, you have to acknowledge the person for showing up, for making an effort, for being in the arena. It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and be cynical or judgmental. To accomplish anything, you must start with showing up.

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Boston Marathon Featured Runner - Frank Heavey

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Running the Boston Marathon was a profound experience in so many different ways - the distance, the crowds, the energy and support, and, of course, the weather.  Between dodging ankle-deep puddles and hypothermic walkers, I tried to focus my thoughts on the incredible teamwork that is required to host a marathon, to run a marathon, and of course, to save a life by curing cancer. 

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A Decade of Leading the Financial Services Industry’s Fight Against Cancer - Celebrating ICE Data Services for 10 years as Foundation Sponsor

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Leaders lead. Just as ICE Data Services is a leading provider of proprietary market data from a dozen exchanges worldwide, together with indices, fixed-income evaluations and reference data, the company and its employees demonstrate their proclivity to lead when it comes to the financial industry’s fight against cancer.

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Expect Miracles Foundation – Financial Services Against Cancer names Scott Brady of Columbia Threadneedle Investments the recipient of its highest individual award

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Boston, MA – March 14, 2018 - Expect Miracles Foundation – Financial Services Against Cancer recognized the significant contributions of Scott Brady, Head of US Product Development and Strategy at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, by naming him the recipient of the Expect Miracles Award.

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