Laurence O. McKinney
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Prepare to meet some friends. This is a list, alphabetized by category (Business, Science, Religion, Harvard, Politics, Entertainment, Media and Musicians), of the individuals who were a part of my life in some way. Chronologically the list could start with Robert Frost who gave me advice on poetry in 1961, but I didnít meet Little Richard until 2003. Youíll find a few here you probably wish youíd met, and Iíll tell you what they told me. 

BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY, & ECONOMICS

Hobie Alter (surfboard, sailboard pioneer)

Rahul Bajaj (Indian tempo king)

Edward Bernays (PR pioneer)

Amar Bose (Founder, Bose Corp)

Collier Crum (HBS finance scholar)

John Cranor (President, KFC)

James Dusenberry (Harvard economist)

Desh Deshpande (Founder, Sycamore Systems)

Leo Fender (Founder, Fender guitars)

John Kenneth Galbraith (Harvard economist)

Christie Hefner (President, Playboy Publications)

Mitch Kapor (Lotus Development)

Ray Kurzweil (visionary scientist)

T. Vincent Learson (President, IBM)

James Ling (Founder, LTV)

Ralph Lowell (banker, philanthropist)

Bob Metcalf (Founder, 3Com)

Arvind Parikh (Chairman, LEMUIR)

Robert Rubin (Chairman, Citibank)

Anita Roddick (Founder, The Body Shop)

Jack Ryan (Founder, Mattel)

James A. Ryder (Founder, Ryder Systems)

Arthur Sackler (pharmaceutical innovator)

Ernesto Samper (ex-Pres. Colombia, economist)

Paul Samuelson (MIT economist)

Renato Taguiri (HBS human behavior)

Lester Thurow (MIT economist)

Dewey Weber (surfing entrepreneur)

Ken Yarnell (founder, Primerica )

Mortimer Zuckerman (Beacon Properties, Atlantic Magazine)

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SCIENCE, MEDICINE, & PSYCHOLOGY

Freed Bales (group therapy pioneer)

Herbert Benson (meditation research)

Tim Berners-Lee (Created World Wide Web)

Deepak Chopra (ayurveda, yoga)

Christine De La Coste (neurophyisology)

Erik Erickson (psychology)

Roland Fisher (mind science pioneer)

Judah Folkman (cancer researcher)

Elmer Green (neuroscience)

Lester Grinspoon (psychiatry)

Stanislav Grof (psychiatry)

Jerome Groopman (physician)

David Hubel (Nobel laureate: vision)

Timothy Johnson (network MD)

Jerome Katz (neurophysiology)

C. Everett Koop (US Surgeon General)


Salvatore Luria
(Nobel laureate: physics)

Benoit Mandelbrot (discovered fractals)

Margaret Mead (anthropologist)

Roy Menninger (psychiatrist)

Leonard Nash (chemist)

Seymour Papert (computer learning)

Harrison Pope (psychiatrist)

Norman Ramsey (Nobel laureate: physics)

Carl Sagan (astronomer)

Thomas Szaz (psychiatrist)

Richard Evans Schultes (ethnobotanist)

Alexander Shulgin (psychedelic synthesizer)

B.F. Skinner (psychologist)

George Vaillant (psychiatrist)

George Wald (Nobel laureate: chemisty)

Andrew Weil (physician)

E.O. Wilson (entomologist)

Norman Zinberg (psychiatrist)

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RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY

Rogers Albritton (philosopher, scholar)

Tsultrim Allione (founder, Tara Mandala)

Stephen Bachelor (Buddhist scholar)

Ram Dass (philosopher, essayist)

Alexander Berzin (Buddhist scholar)

Sri Chinmoy (Spiritual leader)

Gurudev Shee Chitrabanu (Jain spiritual leader)

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Tibetan lama)

Harvey Cox (Harvard theologian)

H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama (Nobel laureate, peace)

Archbishop Dimitrios (Eastern prelate)

Diana Eck ("The Pluralism Project")

William Graham (Dean, HDS)

Fr. Brian Hehir (Catholic scholar)

Isabelle Hickey (Christian mystic)

Jeffrey Hopkins (Buddhist scholar)

L. Ron Hubbard (founder, Scientology)

The Gyalwa Karmapa (Kargyu Buddhist leader)

Pir Vilayat Khan (Leader, the Sufi Order)

Kalu Rinpoche (Tibetan lama)

Lati Rinpoche (Tibetan lama)

Timothy Leary (psychonaut)

George McRae (Gnostic scholar)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Karma yoga teacher)

Masatoshi Nagatomi (Buddhist scholar)

Richard Reinhardt Niebuhr (Harvard theologian)

Bhagwan Rajneesh (cult leader)

Swami Rama (Raja yoga teacher)

The Sakya Trizin (Sakya Buddhist leader)

Mother Teresa (living saint)

Robert F. Thurman (Buddhist scholar)

Paul Tillich (Christian theologian)

Desmond Tutu (Nobel laureate, Peace)

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HARVARD YARD

Administration

Fred Glimp (Past Vice President)

Steve Hyman (Provost)

Richard Hunt (past Marshall)

Donella Rapier (Vice President)

Neil Rudenstine (Past President)

Howard Stevenson (Asst. Provost)

Lawrence Summers (President)

Faculty

William Alfred (Middle English)

John Fairbank (Chinese history)

Edwin Reischauer (Japanese history)

B. J. Whiting (Chaucer)

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POLITICS

Andrew Card (Chief of Staff)

Elaine Chao (Secretary of Labor)

Archibald Cox (Special Prosecutor)

Barney Frank (US Representative)

David Gergen (political analyst)

John Kerry (US Senator)

Pat Buchanan (Candidate)

Robert Reich (Secretary of Labor)

Arthur Sleshlinger (Political Historian)

George Wallace (Governor of Alabama)

William F. Weld (Governor of Massachusetts)

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FILM, ENTERTAINMENT, CELEBRITY, ROYALTY

Mohammad Ali (boxer)

Queen Beatrix (Queen of the Netherlands)

Princess Christina Bernadotte (Princess, Sweden)

Birendra Bir Shah Dev (late King of Nepal)

Stockard Channing (actress)

Caroline Kennedy (author)

Rennie Davis (political activist)

Allan Dershowitz (legal scholar)

Curt Gowdy (sports announcer)

Abbie Hoffman (political activist)

James Earl Jones (actor)

Tom Lehrer (musical wit)

John Lithgow (actor)

Darryl Martinie (popular astrologer)

Ismail Merchant (film producer)

Robert Morse (actor)

Martin Mull (humorist, actor)

Mira Nair (film maker)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (editor)

Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran)

George Plimpton (editor)

Paula Poundstone (comedianne)

Jerry Rubin (political activist)

Oliver Stone (filmmaker)

Stan Vanderbeek (animator)

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MEDIA & WRITERS

William F. Buckley, Jr. (columnist)

John Blofeld (writer)

Fritjof Capra (writer)

Carlos Castenada (writer)

Arthur C. Clarke (writer)

Cid Corman (poet)

Gregory Corso (poet)

Annie Dillard (essayist)

Robert Frost (poet)

William Goldin (Lord of the Flies)

Daniel Goleman (NY Times)

Bill Griffith (cartoonist, Zippy)

Johnny Hart (cartoonist, B.C.)

William Kennedy (author, Ironweed)

Robert J. Lurtesma (NPR)

David Mamet (playwrite)

Norman Mailer (writer)

William Martin (writer, Harvard Yard)

Russ Meyers (cartoonist, Broom Hilda)

Bill Monroe (NBC News)

Marianne Moore (poet)

Anais Nin (writer)

William Novak (ghostwriter)

Camille Paglia (essayist)

Erich Segal (author)

Al Smith (Mutt & Jeff)

Allan Tate (poet, critic)

Hunter Thompson (social historian)

Garry Trudeau (cartoonist, Doonesbury)

Helen Twarkov (founder, TriCycle)

Eric Utne (founder, Utne Reader)

Susan Wornick (television personality)


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MUSICIANS

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Nikhil Bannerjee (sitar)

Chuck Berry (guitar)

Hariprasad Charausia (Indian flute)

Dick Dale (guitar)

The Four Seasons (rock group)

Dave Guard (The Kingston Trio)

Emmylou Harris (country singer)

Zakir Hussein (tabla)

Isiah Jackson (conductor)

Ali Akbar Khan (sarod)

Imrat Khan (sitar)

Vilayat Khan (sitar)

"Legs" Larry Lee (Bonzo Dog Band)

Little Richard (musician)

Yo Yo Ma (cellist)

Arvind Parikh (sitar)

Nick Reynolds (The Kingston Trio)

Pete Seeger (folksinger)

Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio)

Ravi Shankar (sitar)

"Del Shannon" (Charles Westover, singer)

Shiv Kumar Sharma (santoor)

Beverly Sills (opera diva)

Link Wray (early rocker)

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