J. B. Pritzker
I’m involved in issues, and issues are about grass-roots politics.
None of our family businesses were focused on technology. It was ’93 when I came out of law school, and the Internet was taking hold. So I started New World Ventures.
Early education is the type of issue politicians nod their heads at, and then when it comes time to make a tough decision, a financial trade-off, inevitably it’s about the first item tossed from the table.
When candidates have asked me for support before, they have asked for more than a check.
I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I’m making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return.
By definition, startups are not constrained by the limits of established company culture. And so they push boundaries and develop new technologies and ways of doing things.
Whatever you build, you’re building for the family – not with an eye toward getting away, but with an eye toward adding to the family pie.
Head Start has been a key component of health, nutrition and early learning opportunities since the 1960s.
In my day job, I worry non-stop about making wise investments for long-term gains.
Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis.
Any business owner can tell you that if their company isn’t performing profitably and up to standards, one of two things will happen: either you make changes to improve its efficiency, or a competitor will drive you out of business. Market forces have a way of cutting to the chase rather quickly.