Monday, November 10, 2008

Buffeted by Buffet

I felt a surge of hope this week with the election of Barack Obama, and not simply because a nation fractured for decades over issues of race could actually elect an African American as president, but because Barack has inspired and excited the likes of legendary investor Warren Buffet, Larry Summers (former secretary of the Treasury and briefly, president of Harvard), Eric Schmidt (co-founder of Google); and Anne Mulcahy (Xerox) - to roll up their sleeves and help solve the current issues facing the country.

I am not certain that the A Team would have been willing to go to work for John McCain.

On other notes - a shout out to my friends who jumped into my latest film project last week (about inner city kids), including Arthur Blank (co-founder, Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons); Wyc Grousbeck (owner - Boston Celtics); David Fialkow (co-founder General Catalyst); Kay Koplovitz (co-founder USA Networks); Ralph Schlosstein (co-founder, BlackRock); Tom Scott (co-founder, Nantucket Nectars, founder - Plum TV); Beth Westvold (Managing Director - BlackRock); and Ray Hamel (co-founder, Pure Encapsulations).

Thanks also to the Business Pundit for their kudos.