From the Editor

All Grown Up



Bob Capazzo

What do you want to be when you grow up?” If every kid had a nickel (or maybe in today’s economy, a dollar) for each time that question was asked, the future of our Social Security would probably be less of a concern. At about the age of eight, my answer was a movie critic. Get paid to eat popcorn, watch movies and tell people what you think — total no-brainer.

For some reason, that lost its appeal and, although I had no idea what the job was called, I decided to become the person who designs opening movie credits.

(You know, the cool logo and dramatic music — think Star Wars). Then, being a part of the MTV generation, I resolved that I was, for sure, going to produce music videos. That one was short-lived. Entering my freshman year of college, I made my absolute and final decision: advertising. Clearly, that stuck.

The point is that along the way I knew I could do whatever I wanted, no matter how odd or esoteric. And I have no doubt that’s exactly what the interesting and passionate people we feature in this issue also believed.

Take our cover subject Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, a multibillion-dollar company. After attending college and graduate school in India, she decided to pursue a second master’s degree in the United States, a move that was unheard of in her native country. Good, conservative girls should be looking toward marriage and children. Mrs. Nooyi was looking in another direction. Currently, she is ranked the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

While the funny pages are serious business for Rocky Shepard, president of King Features Syndicate, the marketing and licensing guru has a charm and passion that bring out the kid in anyone. How could he not? The guy deals in toys for a living. And finally, Jim Carrier is an ordinary Greenwich civilian with unordinary patriotic passion who managed to cut through mounds of red tape and get himself imbedded in Iraq to see with his own eyes what’s going on. GREENWICH Magazine sponsored his trip, and his report is eye-opening — no matter where you fall on the political spectrum.

I suppose it couldn’t be more fitting that February, a month long associated with passion and commitment, is when we celebrate such extraordinary people.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...


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