Langer: Know your rut to escape

September 11, 2009 • 1
Everyone wants to avoid being in a rut. Getting out of one is a common theme in movies, from “Fight Club” to “(500) Days of Summer” to “Revolutionary Road.” The take-away message is generally that most people are drones, some of us are special (the protagonist and, luckily, you, the viewer), and the special ones »

Langer: Different paths, similar ends

April 21, 2009 • 1
On the phone with my dad last week, I found myself defending investment banking by comparing it to Teach for America. This may seem a strange comparison to many, but I think they can be different means to the same end, just catering to different value systems and preferences. I-banking, you may think, is what »