Enjoyed the profile of Harvard President Larry Summers. The one time I heard him speak several years ago when he was at the Treasury, dealing with Asian financial crisis, he appeared to be a somewhat blunt and quirky speaker. But someone who genuinely wanted to be convinced by facts.
And I certainly agree with this quote of his, which could also be extended to his own academic field of economics,
"...while it is socially unacceptable at an elite university to admit that you haven't read a Shakespeare play, no stigma at all attaches to not knowing the difference between a gene and a chromosome or the meaning of exponential growth."