The Weiss File Featured

8:00pm EDT July 26, 2009

Born: Southbridge, Mass.

Education: Bachelor of arts in political science, Princeton University

Weiss on getting buy-in: I remember making a call on a four-star general in the Pentagon, and I asked him if he could help me make something happen. He said, ‘Kevin, I could absolutely do that, but I won’t. You have to realize I have something like 250,000 infantrymen that report up through me. If I say go right, they all go right. Even though they know it’s the wrong decision, they are going to work like heck to make sure we go right and that we do the right thing.’ In a business, you don’t have that luxury.

What would be the first thing on your bucket list?

To climb Mount Kilimanjaro