Noted Optimist James Gorman's Life Advice


Morgan Stanley employees should feel free to interpret this as they see fit.

"We'll all end up in the ground, so you might as well enjoy the ride," Mr. Gorman said in an interview last week while raising the blinds in his 40th-floor office at the securities firm's New York headquarters...while sitting near of a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali and a framed 2001 newspaper profile dubbing him "Mr. Optimistic."