Last Sunday I co-wrote a piece for the Daily Beast called “Can Goldman Find God?” asking Goldman to put their resources to work to fund job creation. This week they announced their “10,0000 Small Business Initiative.” Given this news, the apology by CEO Blankfein, and more… we decided to write another article to follow-up. It is called “If Wall Street Repents Can Main Street Forgive?” If you feel called to comment please do so on the DAILY BEAST site and not on this blog.
I don’t think it coincidence that the sermon this morning at church was how to change our culture. Our minister asked us to consider how, as a follower of Christ, do we impact our culture? He suggested three ways – outlove our culture, outthink our culture and outcommitt our culture. This is exactly what I am trying to do in writing about Goldman Sachs, about Wall Street, about Money, about Social Change, about Gender Equality and more. I feel called to leverage my background as a former partner of Goldman Sachs, and a Christ follower, to speak out. We NEED a new form of capitalism to go to work in this country – responsible capitalism, moral capitalism, socially responsible capitalism, enduring capitalism! We need our culture to change – the culture of Wall Street and the culture of Main Street.
I am so far from perfect, and the person I most want to change is myself. I want to live a loving and generous life. A life that honors God and honors others. This is what we are all called to do…
I also think this piece is worth a read “Stop Blaming Goldman Sachs.”
Have a great Sunday.