Fond Goodbye to Boys
Flight home from Arlington, VA
September 16 - 19, 2011
- Updated November 2, 2011
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By LEWIS NOLAN
September 19, 2011 – Monday – From Nolan’s’
Father Casey Nolan holds twin sons Carden (left) and Aiden in Arlington, VA home
We arose about 8
a.m. at the Marriott Hotel at Tyson’s Corner,
Dr. Richard Lewis “Dick” Nolan, who has written or co-authored more than 20 non-fiction books used in advanced business college classrooms, had been a distinguished, senior professor in the Harvard University Business School (HBS) until his retirement a couple of years ago to accept an endowed chair by Boeing at his alma mater, the University of Washington.
eschewing any direct credit, I’ve long thought Dick artfully had an influence
on Casey’s scholarship and family affection while our son was at Harvard. Casey
Lewis Earle Nolan was the fourth Nolan generation to carry the name “Lewis.”) With Dick’s example of outstanding
scholarship and a career dedicated to excellence, Casey earned his MBA from
Dick, who has been my hero since I spent part of a summer with him and his family near Seattle as an adolescent, generously attended (with his lovely and charming wife, Pam), Casey and Caroline’s wedding in Atlanta at a time when I was hospitalized and recovering from a brain aneurysm. Later, knowing about my career work in newspapering and corporate communications, he further honored me by asking for comment on his new manuscript about the history and dynamics of his onetime employer, Boeing.
I had greatly enjoyed wading my way through the first 236 pages (roughly half the total) of his latest and possibly his last planned new book, “Corporate Leadership and Management Into the 21st Century.” My editing notes stated that after reading 86 pages, “I can say without reservation that it is the finest new book I’ve read in a very long time.”
As a onetime book reviewer at The Commercial Appeal (a Scripps-Howard newspaper I served as Business Editor in Mermphis, I’m quite sure I had not seen a new book of this quality and readability since 1976, when I favorably reviewed the wonderful “Interview with the Vampire” by the great novelist Anne Rice, then living in New Orleans. That book, about a fiction vampire of that city, became the first in a series celebrated in publishing and Hollywood circles that made a very successful movie starring Tom Cruise.
While I worked on my honest and hopefully helpful comments regarding Dick’s outstanding book on Boeing, Betty enjoyed playing with our grandsons at Casey and Caroline’s home. Ron Glass, Lauren Cardon and Aaron DuCoffe had flown to their separate homes the previous evening while JoAnn (the wife or mother of the named three) had stayed over another night to spend more time with her daughter, Casey and her two grandchildren.
Casey drove Betty
and me to the
Our AirTran flights
were mostly full on the way home, departing DC at 2:46 p.m. and
Now it’s time to
turn our attention to planning next month’s cruise from