Max’s soccer team has done it again–and won this Memorial Day weekend’s Cannon Cup tournament! Congratulations to his team and his coaches for this well-deserved win!
Congrats to PVI Theater
Huge congratulations to Sophia’s high school theater team, whose “Murder on the Orient Express” was nominated for 12 Cappies (for the uninitiated, that’s the Oscars for high-school theater)! Amazing to see what the team has accomplished and enjoyed the great gala event last night at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
President’s Cup Winners
After coming back in the last two minutes of overtime and winning the penalty shootout in the semi-finals, Max’s soccer team resoundingly won the President’s Cup final to become the 2023 Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Champions in the U12 Boys group! Congrats to the entire team and their coaches for this fantastic tournament weekend! With this win, it’s now off to Philadelphia in June for the 2023 U.S. Youth Soccer’s President’s Cup…
2023 Dean’s Teaching Award
Thrilled to announce that I received the 2023 Dean’s Teaching Award! Thanks to Dean Anuj Mehrotra and Vice Dean Jiawen Yang for this great honor!
ION IX Conference in Lexington, KY
Had a fantastic experience spending the long weekend in Lexington, KY, for this year’s Intraorganizational Networks Conference organized by the University of Kentucky’s LINKS Center, which featured some of the most prolific and influential social networks researchers in the world.
Big thanks to my coauthor Ajay Mehra (center) for organizing this conference and for his kind invitation!
Spring Break in Munich
Short, but fantastic trip to my hometown Munich with Max during Spring Break. It was especially exciting to watch Bayern Munich play Augsburg in the impressive Allianz-Arena in Munich.
PVI Panthers Win Swim Championship
Congratulations to Sophia’s high school swim & dive team! The PVI Panthers came it first for girls and second for boys at the Northern Virginia Catholic Championships, and Sophia achieved qualifying times for States in 50m freestyle and 400m freestyle relay!
Family Pictures 2022
Helmut Walter (1938-2022)
With a heavy heart, I had to say good-bye to my first and biggest hero. May you rest in peace, Dad.
2022 AOM Annual Meeting in Seattle
This year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting is taking place in Seattle, WA, and judging from the scores of participants crowding the streets and hotels around the convention center, everyone seems glad to be back in person after two years of virtual meetings.
Southwest Road Trip #6: Las Vegas, NV
Southwest Road Trip #5: Zion National Park, UT
Southwest Road Trip #4: Bryce Canyon, UT
Southwest Road Trip #3: Navajo National Monument, AZ & Horseshoe Bend, AZ
Southwest Road Trip #2: Monument Valley, AZ
Southwest Road Trip #1: Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ
FC Bayern München vs. DC United
Excited to see my old hometown club, FC Bayern München, face off in a friendly game against my new hometown club, DC United, to great excitement at Audi Stadium
Four Thousand Weeks (2021)
Used our beach vacation to finish another book my friend and colleague Jorge Rivera had recently recommended: “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman. This time-management book is profoundly skeptical of time-management advice while, at the same time, providing some real food for thought about life’s priorities. In a nutshell: Life is short. Most of us get on average about 4,000 weeks. So what are you going to do with that time?
Summer with family & friends in the Outer Banks, NC
The Extended Mind (2021)
Just finished reading “The extended mind: The power of thinking outside the brain” by Annie Murphy Paul. Fascinating discussion of state-of-the art research on why and how we do (and should!) use our body for thinking; how our physical surroundings impact our thought processes; and how to capitalize on our social relationships to improve our thinking. Check out Adam Grant’s podcast to hear the author provide an insightful summary of the book.
Max’s First Triathlon
So proud of Max and his friends for finishing their first triathlon. Max came in 3rd for his age group and in the top 10 overall (including all the adults!) for his swim time…
VSA Soccer Season Ended
Congrats to Max and his VSA Soccer team for finishing this season undefeated!
DIY: Basement Fireplace
Long Weekend in Shenandoah Valley, VA
Enjoying the start of this year’s ski season with a long weekend in Snowshoe, VW