Hire ambitious raw talent and give them room to stretch. Surround yourself with great people and let them find ways to create value and energy. The best ideas and execution strategies rarely come from management.
A term that was itself only coined a couple of years ago, impact investing aims to shift industries and make an impact, not just to screen out negative or harmful investments. It is incredibly heartening on a number of levels to see the flood of interest coming.
French filmmakers and funders defend auteur-driven works, finance documentaries that ask tough questions, and fight back against a mainstreaming of factual filmmaking, is one of the strong suits of Sunnyside.
STEM already gets funding by the National Science Foundation under legislation passed some time ago. But now that inclusion of the arts is being recognized, shouldn't STEAM projects get some money too?
The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.
It is past time for the president to let his actions speak for him and they will speak louder than any of his words. That is what the American people are waiting for. That is also what the banks, Wall Street and their allies fear most.