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Meaghan O'Grady

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Meahgan O'Grady | Duke-Fuqua Chapter

Meahgan A. O'Grady is currently at Long Point Capital in New York City, and is a Smith Soc General Member. She was a member at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, where she was also a Smith Soc member. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and a former Senior Associate at Goldman Sachs.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?

I'm a big.... HUGE... traveler. I've traveled to over 40 countries. I also love, love butter. That comes from my Southern roots though.

How do you curate your intellectual diet? What blogs, publications, etc. do you ready daily?

I like to make sure that I maintain a well-rounded (intellectual) diet. I try to read publications that lean both right and left. Knowledge is power and I like to have a lot of power ;-). So, I mix it up between Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and the Economist.

Let's imagine...You have been given the power to completely repeal one government regulation of your choice (federal, state, or local). Which one would it be and why?

The Social Security tax. It's an annuity that hasn't been properly funded for decades - I will (most likely) never see a dime of Social Security, so would like to keep a few more of my hard earned dollars..

If you had to choose a theme song for Adam Smith, what would it be?

"The Eye of The Tiger." Hands down.

Name something you’ve gained from your membership in the Adam Smith Society that you feel like you could not have gotten elsewhere in your MBA program.

The primary value-add that my involvement in the Adam Smith Society provided was a forum for healthy, intellectual discussion and argument, across a multitude of highly relevant and current subjects. I love to be challenged, it's the only way to grow.

 

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