1/ Why is @MikeBloomberg a good idea?
-He embodies American dream: self-made, not-inherited, chip on his shoulder, rejected, fired
-He is quantitative, data-driven, empirical––relying on facts, statistics and analysis to make imperfect decisions with imperfect information
2/ He rejects party loyalties or political pandering as he is so independently wealthy and can say "no" without fear of career risk
And while there is no doubt he is the boss
He rejects closed-office heirarchy.
Here at his desk at Bloomberg.
3/ He was a *remarkably* successful public servant
Corruption was gone
SMOKING went down
CRIME rate + PRISON pop. *both* Fell
BIKE lanes + citibikes began + expanded
ARTS flourished (paid out of his own pocket!)
EDU rose + school reform had incredible improvement
4/ He is pragmatic + compassionate.
He is a role model any parent would want their kid to aspire to in his class (not crass), his value of education + intellect, his respect for human dignity, military, immigrants, entrepreneurial achievement, extreme philanthropy + generosity.
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