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Gray Colloquium: Khe Hy on "Uncomfortable Introspection"
Gray Colloquium: Khe Hy on "Uncomfortable Introspection"

Author and blogger Khe Hy visited campus on Thursday, November 30, as part of the ongoing Gray Colloquium series. He is the founder and editor of Rad Reads, an online newsletter for founders, investors, and social entrepreneurs. Hy is also "Entrepreneur in Residence" and Contributing Editor for Quartz, the global business news website of Atlantic Media.

Known as both a "Wall Street Guru" (Bloomberg) and the "Oprah for Millennials" (CNN), Khe Hy visited classes, had lunch with interested students and faculty, and then addressed the entire school community in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Class of 1945 Hall. After being introduced by Rohan Kapur '20, Khe Hy spoke about "uncomfortable introspection" and his life's journey from high school to Yale graduate to hedge fund manager to ultimately giving it all up to prioritize his family, start Rad Reads, and lead a happier life. After his powerful and insightful presentation, he fielded several questions from students in the audience, on topics ranging from career choices to the value of religion/spirituality.

The C. Boyden Gray Colloquium Series is designed to engage St. Mark's students in an exploration of one complex global issue annually. Students hear from outside speakers with varying viewpoints, participate in small group discussions, write about and debate the issue, and take part in all-community events. C. Boyden Gray '60, former Board President and current Trustee Emeritus, has committed $1.5 million to fund this annual yearlong learning exercise. St. Markers, Gray believes, "should think in big terms and be inquisitive about the outside world." Gray, a former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, White House counsel to the first President Bush, and recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, hopes that tackling these topics in an intensive fashion will inspire students to serve their country and the world. The theme for this year's Gray Colloquium series is "Building the Future."