In a course on administration during Art Lindenauer's first year at Tuck, his professor, John Hennessey, showed the class a film of a Dartmouth-Princeton football game where play got excessively rough and players from both teams, including Princeton Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier, left the game with injuries. When Dartmouth audiences watched the game film and were asked who started the dirty work, the answer was always "Princeton." Ask the same question of a Princeton audience, and the answer was "Dartmouth." "The takeaway for me," Art recalls, "was about perception-the importance of putting yourself in another person's shoes and trying to see something from their point of view. I used that my whole business career."
Lindenauer adds, "Tuck is more than a piece of paper that says, 'I have an MBA.' It isn't a pounding-on-your-chest type of school. Tuck is about relationships and friendships that go on long afterward. It's about meeting another Tuck alum and finding instant rapport. It's about Tuck spirit, and that's worth sustaining."
Art Lindenauer left a position as partner at Price Waterhouse in the late 1970s to become CFO and executive vice president of Schlumberger, one of the world's leading oil-industry service providers. He is a member or Tuck's board of overseers and has made major contributions to the Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance.
Tuck is more than a piece of paper that says, 'I have an MBA.'... It's about Tuck spirit, and that's worth sustaining.” Art Lindenauer T'59