“By snapping up one of Wall Street’s most venerable names, the 57-year-old Mr. Diamond [’73, P’12] has demonstrated the traits that have characterised his investment banking career: supreme self-confidence, single-minded determination, an ability to motivate people and take risks. Three decades after he started in a lowly position in IT at Morgan Stanley, the deal elevates him instantly into Wall Street’s elite.” At Commencement in May, Diamond shared his father’s advice: “Don’t look for status. Don’t look for glory . . . He taught me that if you couldn’t have your dream, you made the most of what you had.”