If you’ve seen “The Social Network” then you’ve seen a fairly accurate portrayal of Larry Summers, former President of Harvard, in the scene where the Winklevoss twins meet with him in an attempt to have Zuckerberg disciplined for stealing their idea. In the film Mr. Summers does not take kindly to the twins, making smartass remarks about their attire (“…from the looks of it they want to sell me a Brooks Brothers franchise”), and it turns out he may have a problem with well dressed people, in general.
At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference Mr. Summers opened up about the accuracy of the movie scene.
“One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case.”
In honor of this remark I’ll be rocking a Brooks Brothers suit tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:00, acting like an asshole. I invite you all to join me.