January 28, 2013
I saw this really great quote from Bay Area billionaire and activist Tom Steyer (the guy behind Prop 39 last year). His thoughts summarize so many amazing clients of ours here in California. Our clients are constantly "creating something new to solve the problem and change the world" in their own way.
The dream of California is that you can come here and fulfill your potential...This is your chance.
When I point out that California is often maligned by outsiders as a bastion of governmental and budgetary dysfunction (not to mention the stomping ground of the loony left), he retorts, “I like to say to them, ‘Where are the great companies that you’ve produced in the past 20 years? If you guys are so realistic and mature, name the great companies you’ve produced. Because I’ll name you 10!’” Achievement here, he says, “usually involves a small number of people going off by themselves and creating something new to solve the problem and change the world. That’s how great things are done, not by joining a high-quality professional institution and working your way up.
Quote from San Francisco Magazine' story "Wall Street Superman to the Rescue: Hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer is succeeding where other richer-than-thous have failed: winning elections with an MBA mentality."