“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

"...to whom much is given, much will be required..." Luke 12:48

I will give back... to my family, my country and our world... .because I have been blessed with a lot: parents that instilled the values in me to beat the harsh streets that stole friends' lives; teachers that laid the foundation for me to build robots at MIT; mentors that taught me the meaning of a second chance; and, an opportunity to serve overseas in the US Air Force.

From HBS, I will ponder the lunchtime discussions in the Grille on peace in the Middle East and the late night debates on issues like education reform and affirmative action, so that if I am ever given a seat at those tables, I will seize the opportunity.

I will usethose LEAD memoirs to remind me to strike the right professional and personal life balance so that I may raise a family in the same manner my parents raised my nine siblings and me.

I will teach children the joys of reading and the excitement of math tricks... all the while, trying to spark hope.

I will stay true to my entrepreneurial spirit. And when I have the idea, I will act on it.

Finally, I will lead as Dr. Martin Luther King prescribed... with "a serpentlike toughness and a dovelike compassion."

— Mathew Turner