In 2008, Obama ran as a pragmatic problem-solver and consensus-builder. But as president, he devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists, which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, immigration, tax reform, job creation and deficit reduction. And rather than uniting the country around a message of shared sacrifice, he engaged in partisan attacks and has embraced a divisive populist agenda focused more on redistributing income than creating it.
Of course, neither candidate has specified what hard decisions he will make to get our economy back on track while also balancing the budget. But in the end, what matters most isn’t the shape of any particular proposal; it’s the work that must be done to bring members of Congress together to achieve bipartisan solutions.
Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan both found success while their parties were out of power in Congress – and President Obama can, too. If he listens to people on both sides of the aisle, and builds the trust of moderates, he can fulfill the hope he inspired four years ago and lead our country toward a better future for my children and yours. And that’s why I will be voting for him.”—
A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change - Bloomberg
As usual, Bloomberg said it best. Let’s hope Obama seizes his Clintonian moment in this second term. Else we will have to wait for Hilary in 2016…
After months of hard work, today we officially take the covers off the new SparkCapital.com. Just like the companies we back, we must continuously evolve our product. This new site is a reflection of that continued evolution and attempts to present a clear articulation of who we are and what Spark does.
Before I go any further, I want to thank Bonnie Siegler and the excellent team at Eight and a Half. We could not have done this without them. Thanks as well to my co-pilots on this effort – Bijan, Santo, David and Maria – for their creative ideas and hard work.
You’ll notice that the site revolves around photos – personal photos that capture a sense of our team, the entrepreneurs we partner with and the lives we live both personally and professionally. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. We couldn’t think of a better way to represent Spark Capital. Hopefully this approach has the desired effect of demystifying and humanizing our firm, so you can get a true sense of who we are and what we do.
Like all web products, this site is also a living, breathing thing. Most importantly, these photos – like our firm – are not static. We will consistently be adding new photos we take and replacing older ones over time, always presenting a current view into the Spark family. We will also continue to evolve the site and improve it in the coming weeks and months. In fact, we are already working on version 1.1!
Towards that end, we welcome any thoughts, comments or relevant photos you may have. Share them here in the comments or with any of us directly.
In short, this site is supposed to be a reflection of all that is Spark Capital. We hope you like what you see…
The first Porsche 911 of 1965 was clean and slim-hipped; a delicate, chic, 130-horsepower sports car on narrow 15-inch steel wheels. It was Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy and ballet flats. Timelessness was its greatest virtue. And that may be where this new Porsche fares worst.
The 2012 911 Carrera S is brazen, an athletic machine on 20-inch alloys. It’s Brooklyn Decker in a Hervé Léger bandage dress and Louboutin heels. That’s impressive, but it may not be so timeless.”—http://nyti.ms/HYGeyX