:: Home

  :: Air Times &
     Station

  :: Show Schedule

  :: Secrets of Success

  :: Events

  :: Newsletter

  :: Get On The Show

  ::
About
     Nelson Davis
     Television
     Productions

Business Articles:

Let the Making It! Digest equip you down a successful business path

Video Streaming

Video Streaming: 

Past Episodes of Entrepreneur Success Stories  

Catch the latest Business Events before they pass you by

Inspirational Articles from Making It!

Inspirational Articles: The motivational push you need to thrive in the business world!


 


 

    

THIS EDITION: BLOOMBERG AND THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

Thursday, July 5, 2007
Email to a FriendSend to a friend 

I’ve long felt that America needs more seasoned and accomplished business people guiding the ship in Washington DC and other legislative gathering places. When Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York announced or should I say renounced his latest political party affiliation, a smile crossed my lips. Michael Bloomberg got to be a certified billionaire by holding tight to a vision, choosing people well, really fixing certain problems and applying a big dose of smart thinking all down the line. I pray for the day when high level politicians in our great country consistently apply the same talents to their work. Popularity and effectiveness should have a close relationship.

In 1925 President Calvin Coolidge said “The business of America is business." This formulation is actually cannier than it may appear. It aptly describes the entrepreneurial spirit behind America's amazing prosperity. The more we move away from that simple but powerful statement, the less prosperous we will be at all levels of society. Mr. Michael Bloomberg built a multi billion dollar business on dispensing business information to people all over the world so he among the many contenders to national office should not have to be taught that lesson.

Politicians tend to run for office by talking about bigger, more elaborate social programs. Politicians have learned that mentioning the true costs of these schemes might slow the rush to pull the “yes” lever in the voting booths. It has been a while since anyone jostling for the presidential baton spoke as succinctly as President Calvin Coolidge regarding how America has achieved this prosperous place on the world stage. Sometimes I think the relationship between healthy business, manufacturing and export jobs, and all the social programs should be explained in a nursery rhyme that is read to children from kindergarten to the 5th grade. Even if they never went into business for themselves, that level of understanding would make them much better employees and citizens. 

For example, there are probably at least two generations of Americans who don’t know that industrialist Henry J. Kaiser created the country’s first large scale HMO, the Kaiser Permanente health care system. Another more famous mogul, Henry Ford established the Ford Hospitals which have created a set of services for patients with terminal illnesses. These guys understood that you couldn’t have a healthy business or community without investing in the health of employees. They didn’t need a government representative to tell them that or to create the institutions.

In today’s techno flavored world, I’m confident that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs would say that you can’t have a healthy business and community without smartly educated employees. Instead of focusing on hospitals, these modern moguls heavily disburse their charitable dollars to prop up our creaky public education system. It was bureaucrats who broke that system and so they can’t be counted on to fix it.

So, Michael Bloomberg may have ambitions to take some of that private enterprise thinking to a higher office. If you didn’t know, he is the billionaire founder of Bloomberg L.P., who spent $74 million of his own money in 2001 to gain an office few thought he could win and $85 million more in 2005 to keep it. Michael Bloomberg is a singular figure in American politics and stands out as a national symbol for independent, nonpartisan leadership. Maybe there is a scrap of paper in that “bull pen” office set up of his that reminds him that business helped make America great, echoing the sentiments of President Calvin Coolidge.

 

   POST A COMMENT

Thank you for your input. All comments are moderated and will be posted after approval by the moderator.

Name
Title
Organization
E-mail
URL

          Comments:


      

        FEEDBACK

Send us your thoughts on this editions topic. Just click the link below.

SEND EMAIL

 
        SUBSCRIBE

Don't miss a single edition.

CLICK HERE

 
        ARCHIVES

 

Local TV News:  The Trash Business

Blah, Blah, Blah: It's a Business

Harry Potters Pot of Gold

Total Responsibility or Death

Bloomberg and the Business of America

More...

 

    LINKS

Coming Soon