Huffington Post is running most memorable quotes by Lloyd Blankfein in today’s issue. Well, I have one of my own that I have been saving for a rainy day. When nonprofits were seeing more corporate representation on their boards in the nineties,Wall Sreet tycoons got were getting into the act and the likes of Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman became trustees at the New York Historical Society. Referencing he and Lehrman’s combined leadership roles on the board, Gilder offered these pearls of wisdom in July 2004:
We can’t impose our ideas on them by fiat—what we’re doing that maybe hasn’t been done before is to maybe broaden the scope. Americans are ready for this now. We are financial people, and we have a nose for what the market wants.
For more pearls of wisdom visit Huffington Post's sideshow of Lloyd Blankfein most memorable quotes: