President-Elect Obama has taken to delivering a weekly Saturday morning address in the style of President Roosevelt.Â Unlike past presidents, however, the address is not merely a radio address, but a YouTube video.
The first installment of this effort was posted yesterday.Â While I might find some fault with the quality of the production, I am thoroughly impressed with the effort and I look forward to other installments over the course of his (I hope) long tenure as our president.
For those that want to follow along weekly — go HERE (change.gov).Â In the meantime, enjoy the first installment below.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that I am part of the Venture Capital industry. In fact, I devote nearly 100 percent of my work time to forming, guiding and counseling Venture Capital Funds. Nevertheless, I can’t blame readers for not connecting the dots — there has been a pretty strict wall between work life and blog life.
This “acting stint” for the NVCA falls pretty close to mid-way between those two lives — so I will stretch (slightly) to share the video here with you today. It will be shared with members of Congress as part of a lobbying effort to refocus support for the Venture Capital ecosystem. To that goal, I wish the NVCA all the best success.
I show up at the 4:00 mark in case you are only interested in laughing at me. Enjoy!
I am only about an hour into the book, but I must say that it is a fascinating read.Â Certainly, there is nothing surprising here, however, the book is bringing its thesis out of the nagging corners of my mind and into the daylight of front-and-center conscious thought.
I also agree that the following picture — which spurred Fred’s read of the book — provides a fresh ray of hope.Â I believe that this book can help us (and apparently those that could lead us) see ourselves and our country on the world stage in a new context — in a context of what’s coming, rather than in a context of what has been.
As I approach the remaining 7 hours of this book, my hope and curiosity is sparked afresh.