The Billionaire Who Wasn’t

You probably have never heard of Chuck Feeney. Until recently, neither had I. Feeney, whose story is memorably told in Conor O’Clery’s The Billionaire Who Wasn’t, rose from working-class roots in an Irish-American neighborhood in Depression-era Elizabeth, N.J.,...

Learning From Warren

I am pleased to discover that I have a few things in common with Warren Buffett. (Unfortunately,  being fabulously wealthy is not one of them.) Like Warren, I’m not one for formalities, and I’m known to appreciate a bargain. So I got a kick out of hearing the...

As Rich as Rockefeller?

All of you who are struggling to get your next foundation grant application pulled together and those of you who work earnestly as foundation staff or trustees may want to pause and think about how these entities – the powerful, life-giving, and capricious foundations...