Comments for: A Growth Field

Posted Sept. 17, 2008, at 6:20 p.m.

Remember the now-classic career advice offered to the Dustin Hoffman character in the 1967 film “The Graduate”? At a party his parents have thrown for him, the young grad is button-holed by a middle-age family friend, who says as if letting him in on the secret to success: “I want to say one word to you. Just one word.” He leans in, conspiratorily, and says: “Plastics.”

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