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It is nearly impossible to believe that someone so vibrant and passionate could be gone. Ali always knew how to bring people together and how to lead from behind, so each team member could be the best contributor they could be, knowing that Ali had their back with his encouragement and support. He had a joie de vivre that you don't expect from a business school dean -- an impish sense of humour, a passionate appreciation for fine food and wine, a generosity of spirit that was unparalleled. His power was to lead without power because he made you want to go along on this wonderful adventure. He always listened and he always had time for people. He will be sorely missed. Ann, Niki and Kia, we wish you strength, and know that you have many wonderful memories of Ali to treasure forever, as we do too.