|20/20 Vision||Cheryl Plank||CEO|
|A&M Records||Herb Alpert||CEO|
|AlleyCorp||Kevin Ryan||Founder and CEO|
|Alphabet, Inc.||Sundar Pichai||CEO|
|Amalgamated Bank||Keith Mestrich||President and CEO|
|Ambition||TravisTruett||Co-Founder and CEO|
|AMC Theatres||Adam Aron||CEO|
|AOL / Time Warner||Jason Kilar||CEO|
|Ariel Investments LLC||John W. Rogers, Jr.||CEO|
|Ascend.io||Sean Knapp||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Aspiration||Andrei Cherny||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Backpack||Fahim Aziz||Founder and CEO|
|Bad Robot||Fahim Aziz||Founder and CEO|
|Bain Capital||John Connaughton||Co-Managing Partner / Co-Chairman|
|Bank of America||Brian Moynihan||CEO|
|Betaworks||John Borthwick||Founder and CEO|
|Beyond Meat||Ethan Brown||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Bloomberg LP||Peter Grauer||Chairman|
|Bonusly||Raphael Crawford-Marks||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Brookfield Property||Ric Clark||Chairman|
|Burger King||Daniel Schwartz||CEO|
|Catch & Release||Analisa Goodin||Founder and CEO|
|Cerebras Systems||Andrew Feldman||Founder and CEO|
|Circle Medical||George Favvas||CEO|
|Clockwise||Matt Martin||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Color Genomics||Othman Laraki||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Conde Nast||Roger Lynch||CEO|
|Credit Karma||Ken Lin||Founder and CEO|
|Curalate||Apu Gupta||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Curtsy||David Oates||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Delta Airlines||Ed Bastian||CEO|
|DICK’S Sporting Goods||Edward Stack||CEO|
|Disney Company||Bob Chapek||CEO|
|DoorDash||Tony Xu||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Doxel, Inc.||Saurabh Ladha||CEO|
|Ecolab||Doug Baker||Chairman and CEO|
|Edelman||Richard Edelman||President and CEO|
|Elektra Labs||Andy Coravos||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Emerson Collective||Laurene Powell Jobs||President|
|Eventbrite||Julia Hartz||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Farmstead||Pradeep Elankumaran||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Full Picture||Desiree Gruber||CEO|
|Fundera||Jared Hecht||Founder and CEO|
|Gap Inc.||Art Peck||CEO|
|Gateway Computers||James Coleman||CEO|
|Goat Group||Eddy Lu||CEO|
|Golden||Jude Gomila||Founder and CEO|
|Graphic Packaging||Michael Doss||CEO|
|Group Nine Media||Ben Lerer||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Guru||Rick Nucci||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Hallmark Cards||Mike Perry||CEO|
|Hard Rock Cafe||James Allen||CEO|
|Havas Group||Yannick Bollore||CEO|
|Hint, Inc.||Kara Goldin||Founder and CEO|
|HipDot||Jeff Sellinger||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Horizon Media||Bill Koenigsberg||President CEO and Founder|
|Humbition||Cyrus Massoumi||Managing Partner|
|Impossible Foods||Patrick Brown||MD, PhD, Founder and CEO|
|Interpublic||Michael Roth||Chairman and CEO|
|Jumbo Privacy||Pierre Valade||CEO|
|Kabbage Inc.||Rob Frohwein||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Kadena||William Martino||Founder and CEO|
|Knowable||Warren Shaeffer||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||Chip Bergh||President and CEO|
|Lucent Technologies||Patricia Russo||CEO|
|Lyft||Logan Green||Co-Founder and CEO|
|MetaProp.vc||Aaron Block||Co-Founder and Managing Director|
|Modern Fertility||Afton Vechery||Co-Founder and CEO|
|MongoDB Inc.||Dev Ittycheria||President and CEO|
|NBC Universal||Jeff Shell||CEO|
|NCR Corp.||Michael Hayford||CEO|
|Neighborland||Dan Parham||Founder and CEO|
|Oaktree Capital||Howard Marks||Co-Chairman|
|Oberndorf Enterprises||William E. Oberndorf||Chairman|
|Oceans||Steven Rosenblatt||Co-Founder and General Partner|
|OfferUp||Nick Huzar||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Okta||Todd McKinnon||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Omnicom Group||John Wren||Chairman and CEO|
|Openpath||James Segil||Co-Founder and President|
|Panera Bread||Niren Chaudhary||CEO|
|Ben Silbermann||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Plato Design||John Milinovich||CEO|
|Postmates||Bastian Lehmann||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Prima||Christopher Gavigan||Founder and CEO|
|Progressive Insurance||Tricia Griffith||CEO|
|Prologis||Hamid Moghadam||Chairman and CEO|
|Publicis Groupe||Arthur Sadoun||Chairman and CEO|
|Quartzy||Adam Regelmann||Founder and COO|
|Ribbon Health||Nate Maslak||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Ro||Zachariah Reitano||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Roofstock||Gary Beasley||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Royal Caribbean Cruises||Richard Fain||CEO|
|RXR Realty||Scott Rechler||Chairman and CEO|
|Sara Lee||John Bryan||CEO|
|Shoptiques Inc.||Olga Vidisheva||Founder and CEO|
|Showtime Cable Network||David Nevins||CEO|
|Shutterstock Inc.||Jon Oringer||Founder and CEO|
|Sidewalk Labs||Dan Doctoroff||CEO|
|Small Door||Josh Guttman||Co-Founder and CEO|
|SmartAsset||Michael Carvin||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Snapdocs, Inc.||Aaron King||Founder and CEO|
|Sonic||J. Clifford Hudson||CEO|
|Southwestern Bell||Mark Keiffer||CEO|
|Splash||Ben Hindman||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Square and Twitter||Jack Dorsey||CEO|
|Squarespace||Anthony Casalena||Founder and CEO|
|Standard Bots||Evan Beard||Founder and CEO|
|Sundia Corporation||Bradford Oberwager||CEO|
|Sunlight Health||Ross Feinstein||CEO|
|SV Angel||Ron Conway||Founder|
|ThirdLove||Heidi Zak||Co-Founder and Co-CEO|
|Thisopenspace inc.||Ashar Nejati||CEO|
|Thrive Capital||Joshua Kushner||Founder and Managing Partner|
|Thrive Global||Arianna Huffington||Founder and CEO|
|ThunderCore Inc.||Chris Wang||CEO|
|TOMS||Blake Mycoskie||Founder and CEO|
|Twilio||Jeff Lawson||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Uniform Teeth||Meghan Jewitt||CEO|
|Viosera Therapeutics||Nicholas Goldner||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Virtual Kitchen||Ken Chong||CEO|
|Voyage||Oliver Cameron||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Watsi||Chase Adam||Co-Founder and CEO|
|WayUp||Liz Wessel||Co-Founder and CEO|
|X.ai, inc.||Dennis Mortensen||Founder and CEO|
|Y Combinator||Geoff Ralston||President|
|Yelp||Jeremy Stoppelman||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Yum Brands||Greg Creed||CEO|
|Zola||Shan-Lyn Ma||Co-Founder and CEO|
On this day in 1732 the man who was “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen” was born.
In 2014 NYT printed an opinion piece predicting The End Of Snow.
… “in the Northeast, more than half of the 103 ski resorts may no longer be viable in 30 years because of warmer winters.”
Which is it?
Attorney Sidney Powell has filed lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan. The Left has been saying from day one after the election there is no evidence of fraud, etc. Now that these complaints have been filed in court Twitter is censoring links to the documents on Powell’s site.
Which is it? You can’t say there is no evidence then block access to the evidence.
I have been very critical of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters but this is a step in the right direction.
I am not categorizing this as “good news” or “bad news.” I didn’t vote for either Trump or Biden.
But it is an analysis which should be understood.
Pennsylvania, Nevada, Wisconsin. There are still open questions.
A blog entry discussing whether Biden’s votes are relevant for Benford’s Law is being automatically blocked by @Jack and his @Twitter army.
What are they afraid of?
… that’s the way it always works. WaPo’s Philip Bump wrote about it in 2014 when Republicans won control of the Senate and held the House
And there’s nothing that makes the existing total of bills waiting for Senate action unusual. Nothing at all.
Here’s what the numbers looked from 1975 through 2015:
This week golf celebrates the first of it’s four “majors.” The Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is on the PGA schedule every year during the first full weekend in April. It was first played in 1934. The course, and by extension the club, will be fawned over and spoken about in reverent tones on CBS.
But shouldn’t we be repulsed by the past discrimination which was as natural to it’s membership as the famous magnolias and pine straw. By all accounts the environment has not really changed very much. The story is not pretty.
Augusta kept black golfers out of the Masters tournament for 40 years. Lee Elder was able to play in the 1975 Masters not because he was invited. It was only because he won a PGA tournament (1974 Monsanto Open) which granted automatic qualification to the Masters that he gained entrance.
But it would be another 16 years before a black man would be invited for club membership.
Augusta did not admit its first African-American member until 1990, at a time when controversy was erupting over Shoal Creek, an all-white Alabama club where the PGA Championship took place only after it admitted its first black member.
While limiting membership to white males for so long it also required all caddies to be black.
No women were admitted to Augusta as members until 2012. In August of that year, it admitted its first two female members,Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore.
The reality is clear: Augusta had to be dragged kicking and screaming into changing their membership criteria. And it is still barely acceptable.
In my opinion the club should be able to admit (and not admit) whomever they want. They are a private club and should control their membership requirements. If it were up to me I would overturn the “public accommodation” findings in the 1964 Civil Rights Act and other state provisions. In a truly free society a business owner should be allowed to decide with whom he trades. But the other side of that right is the freedom of potential customers to take their business elsewhere.
Few are the private golfers who would turn down an opportunity to play Augusta. Many are willing to overlook past transgressions, and current practices, for a chance to experience Amen Corner, et al.
But shouldn’t you ask yourself whether you would patronize a restaurant or other private business which was so discriminatory?
Let them control who they allow in. I will control who I patronize.