"You only get to be a child once, so don't spend it worrying too much about the future."
The post mentions the "smart, strong women" Zuckerberg grew up with and his hopes for raising two strong women of his own.
The plan includes creating a bioscience research center, developing a chip to diagnose diseases and ways to monitor the bloodstream continuously.
The privatizers don't need you. They have a herd of billionaires in their fold. We need you. Please help us transform our public schools into the great instrument of democracy and social justice that they must be.
This dad reached out to Mark Zuckerberg and the world.
One of the more attractive features of the new philanthropy is also one of its potential pitfalls: Many tech billionaires may not fully appreciate the fact that rapid cycles of testing, failing, and fine-tuning may work better in software development than in social welfare programs on which lives depend.
"Truly wonderful the mind of a child is..."
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate how a major philanthropic enterprise should be run. Let's hope they don't blow it.
Chan could do for women in Silicon Valley what Gates has done for women's health and rights around the world. Imagine if
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC, is more a symptom of our zeitgeist than a snubbing of philanthropy. In terms of effectiveness, an LLC is arguably a better choice than a nonprofit to mobilize on all fronts.
I'm skeptical of your decision to move the $45 billion to your own privately controlled LLC, because, well, that's not actually giving anything away. It is still privately controlled by you with no decision-making power by the communities who need the better world you described to your daughter.