Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eli Whitney Debevoise II

Eli Whitney Debevoise II - US Executive Director of the World Bank.
From his Wikipedia Page: "Eli Whitney Debevoise II is the U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Group. Prior to his appointment on April 6, 2007, he served as Commissioner for the Maryland Port Commission in Baltimore.[1]"
He, like Eli Whitney before him attended Yale university, and later, unlike the original Eli Whitney, went on for a prestigious law degree from Harvard University. Eli Whitney Debevoise II, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale, proving that he is more than just a name! Eli Whitney Debevoise II, is recognized as a "Super Lawyer" according to  He also speaks four languages, this is likely the reason why he was tapped to participate in shaping policy towards Brazil.  Here is a relationship map about him from Muckety, I honestly have no idea what this means. A consummate professional in all aspects of his life, Whitney Debevoise brings honor to the Eli Whitney Name, not surprising since he is the original Eli Whitney's great, great grandson. Check out his statement before congress in 2007. Eli Whitney Debevoise II was also instrumental in shaping US policy, towards Brazil. Here is Whitney Debevoise Lookin' sharp with his wife.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eli Whitney - Equalizer, Man of Mystery

A very mysterious Eli Whitney exists out there; one who's only public information is that he is in the business of equalizing. The first question that obviously comes to mind is "what kind of equalizer is this modern Eli Whitney?" There are many historical examples which may give us insight into this question. He are three radically different equalizers that may or may not be similar to the Eli Whitney who's Zoominfo profile is private.

  1. One of the first equalizers to come to mind was Robin Hood, who along with his band of thieves equalized by stealing from the rich and redistributing wealth to the poor and downtrodden: Although Robin Hood, may be more legend than historical figure, he did give us a good model of the type of hero modern Eli Whitney might have been.
  2.  Another, more infamous equalizer was Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, and was arguably the driving force behind the rise of the Soviet Union. Lenin also loved to party as was evidenced by his constant decrees that Soviets must "support the party." Here is a song that Lenin would probably rave out to if he was alive today.  
  3.  A third, revered equalizer was Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela spent 26 years in prison, standing up for his beliefs and was the most powerful symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. Mandela, upon release, became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, ushering in a new era of equality.