Because, Principles

I just wrote a cover letter and mocked up an application email for a job. Then I didn’t send it. You know why? Because the people who run this nonprofit are all veterans of Bain Capital and the BridgeSpan Group (Bain’s nonprofit consulting arm).

And you know what? I’m good.

I have always subscribed to the idea that “all the money is dirty.” (Meaning, there is nobody’s check I won’t cash in order to pursue my creative mission, including Altria and Doris Duke money, which is all cigarette money–you know what I mean!)

But today I draw the line at Bain Capital money, and Bain Capital-trained managers. Somehow, for me, the money is one thing, but the systems and programs being infused with Bain-y type values and ethics, it’s not for me.

Sorry, Governor Romney, you lost me at “binders full of women.” Actually, that’s not true. You never had me in the first place.

 

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