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Letter to the editor: Zuckerberg shows lack of respect with attire

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No doubt Carnegie Mellon students were fascinated by Facebook founder and titan Mark Zuckerberg during his recent appearance on campus. He sets a shining example of spectacular entrepreneurial success and of the extraordinary wealth that has accompanied it.

However, I hope that no students at elite Carnegie Mellon will seek to emulate Zuckerberg’s slovenly attire. I find it incongruous for a corporate executive, even one at the tender age of 27 like Zuckerberg, to eschew neckties and jackets in important public appearances.

When we eliminate elements of decorum and respect for one’s audience, we lose some of what has made our society great. Is business attire no longer associated with a business school?