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Tom Friedman

The first week in December, Jon had the honor of hosting and moderating a Q+A session with one of his favorite writers - NY Times Columnist and author Thomas Friedman. Tom was on a book tour for his latest book, Thank You For Being Late, and came to the Autodesk Gallery as part of his book tour.

Photos courtesy Autodesk

DOD Fellows Company Day - New York

The second week of December, Jon went to New York City to visit Morgan Stanley with the current tranche of Department of Defense Fellows. He accompanied Zach, the DOD Fellow currently assigned to Jon's team. We visited Morgan Stanley, Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, the New York Stock Exchange, the tree at Rockefeller Center, and 9/11 Museum. It was fascinating to be at a financial services company post financial crisis to see their rationale and how they responded. Equally fascinating to be there (a few short blocks from Trump Tower) with a bunch of military folks right after the election.

Holiday Card

Here is our annual holiday card...


During the holiday break we went into San Francisco to visit the SF Museum of Modern Art. We toured the whole museum. Jon particularly liked this exhibit called Stillness in Motion by Tomas Saraceno.

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