This is a very sketchy straw-man, with many items undoubtedly not correct. Wherever " (year ?) " is indicated, need help.

The year headings are rough fenceposts -- please put in actual dates if known. Parts of this timeline will hopefully telescope down to the day. (better dig out those journals, Julie ;-)

An asterisk (*) marks information taken from Bruce's application for Fellowship for Research in China, 11/2/1979, to the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China (at National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC).

1948


.......Youth

1965 ?

.......*June-August, first trip to Japan (student exchange)

1966

.......High school graduation

Princeton

.......Princeton matriculation

1967

........Frosh lightweight crew

1968

.......Varsity lightweight crew
.......*June - July, Switzerland, economic planning for La Maison SAIA
[Bruce had a motorcycle accident in Switzerland and was hospitalized for about a month...was this that time?]

1969

.......Varsity Lightweight Crew
.......*June-August, research for BA thesis in Tokyo, McConnell Foundation Fellowship.

1970

.......Varsity Lightweight Crew

.......Princeton Graduation

.......Summer of 1970 - with Judy, Florence, Jeff at Judy's home in upstate NJ

1972-3
.......*November 1972-March 1973, land reform research in mountainous areas of Peru

After Princeton

.......*September 1970 - June 1972, studied Chinese and taught English, Nanyang Univ. in Singapore (Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship)
.......*March-June 1973, studied Chinese at Nanyang
.......Trekking through the Andes with Judy in Peru (year ? 1972 ?)
.......Grad School at Cornell ( years ? )
.......Won North American rowing medals at age 30 (years ? details ??)
.......Work with EPA (year ?)
.......Consulting with Bangladesh Government on rice production (year ?)
.......*Europe -- represented US in international rowing competitions in summers of 1970, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979
[biking in Yugoslavia?]

1977-1978
.......*January 1977-May 1978, researched PhD thesis, Fulbright Scholarship to Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi U. (Tokyo) (see the Bruce in Japan|Lee McDonald letter)

1979-1980

.......Trips back and forth to Asia
.......visits with friends stateside, bearing gifts of plum wine, darkee toothpaste and other eclectic bounty
.......*October 1979-April 1980, research on PRC agriculture (resource flows, price policy, fertilizer response) at Institute of Economic Research Tokyo.

1984

.......Coach of the U.S. Lightweight Crew Olympic team (Sarajevo )
.......Consulting with Bangladesh Government on rice production (year ?)
.......IFPRI

1986

.......China (4 years in Beijing) Milo Minderbinder at work
..............World Bank, Ford Foundation projects
..............Single-handedly re-configured the economies of two provinces !
.....................fertilizer production exchange - one province did Nitrates, the other Phospates -- Bruce got them to trade with each other
.....................arranged for import of fertilizer-rich ores from Scandinavia to increase production
.....................further engineered deploying the farmers idled by river silt flooding to work in the fertilizer factories
..............Collected input/output economic matrix data on food and cash crops from ALL of China's 650-odd provinces !!

1989

.......Active in Tiananmen Square (protecting students, shielding colleagues at the Ministry of Agriculture)

1990

.......Tough sledding after death of father and sister, returned from China, breakup of relationship -- a rough patch
.......More IFPRI, preparation and publication of body of work from China and elsewhere

1993

........Resignation from IFPRI
........Move from 18th & T top floor of 3 townhouses to studio in Adams Morgan (10th floor view of RFK)
........Trading and Rose Express
........Developing relationship with Julie
........Trip to Florida -- re-visiting family retreat area at Sanibel Island,
-- staying at Bob Santos' place Marco Island,
-- stop over w/ Jim Simpson and family in Gainesville

1994

.......New purpose and vigorous rebirth
..............At Risk Management Technologies (RMT)
.....................pursuit of positive business opportunities
.....................re-immersion in Japan and things Japanese
.....................managed Japanese clients and Japan market RMT with Jeff
.....................once again, single-handedly managed complex relationships among large organizations
............................client Sumitomo Bank and partner IBM Japan
............................domestic U.S. sales and implementation team would have not understood the Japanese business climate
.....................developed business to the point that it was nearly 40% of the revenues of RMT
.....................was a substantive and key factor in the overall success of RMT
.....................skillfully dealt with internal RMT politics at the same time
.....................developed YET ANOTHER substantial circle of friends and admirers in Japan AND
.....................another circle in the Bay Area
..............with Julie
.....................Bay Area - DC

1996

.......in Tokyo with Barto and Samantha for RADAR implementation at Sumitomo Bank

1997

.......RMT acquired by Fair, Isaac
.......Bruce continues his pivotal relationship management role as consultant

2000

.......Dot com peak, start of crash :(
.......Running dispute with IRS :(

2001

.......Margin calls :(
.......Less time at Fair, Isaac/RMT, more time at Tahoe
.......9/11 :(

2002


March 31, 2002 Easter Sunday