About the Book
Fifty years after leaving Harvard Business School, the members of the Class of 1963 reassemble on these pages to share what they've learned about finding the right career, how to be a great leader, the role of faith and charity, the importance of finding the spouse of a lifetime, and other challenges of their lives after Harvard. It turns out there are things they don't teach you at Harvard Business School, and If I Knew Then fills those gaps.
Arthur W. Buerk is the lifetime class secretary of the Harvard Business School Class of 1963. After earning his MBA, he went on to have a successful career in education and business. He served as director of development at the University of Washington, increasing annual giving by more than 3,000 percent. He then was president for Shurgard Storage Centers, a small, regional self-storage developer that grew to more than 500 locations in the U.S. and Europe. After leaving Shurgard, Artie was a founding partner and managing director for the Seattle-based private equity firm, Buerk Dale Victor. A member of several corporate boards, he is also an avid supporter of civic and educational non-profits, including the Alliance for Education, Seattle Public School Foundation Fund for Excellence, University of Washington Alumni Association, and Partners of ’63.