Eye on the Alps

June 1, 2003
Michael T. McCue

If there's one thing Regina Herzlinger understands, it's the relationship between risk and benefit. Her home in Belmont, Mass., sits high on a hill and offers a stunning view of the Boston skyline across the Charles River. But there was a price to pay for that unobstructed view, and after a very frightening near-accident involving her car and some black ice, it didn't take Regina and her husband George-with doctorates in business and physics, respectively-long to realize that the risks were too high.