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Q: What Do Underground Rock, the Talmud, and Strategic Philanthropy Have in Common? A: Larry Kramer 

February 26, 2014 — By Eric Brown

If you watched the excerpts we posted from our interview with Larry Kramer you probably noticed that he is not shy about offering opinions on a wide variety of topics. In the full interview, you’ll learn even more:

  • That foundations might be better at starting things than finishing them.
  • What Larry thinks about the Foundation’s approach to “strategic philanthropy.”
  • That a workplace where people are “extremely nice” to each other can be both a good and a bad thing.
  • That we might have the only foundation president who can claim expert knowledge of both the underground rock band Pere Ubu (Larry suggests you look them up) and the Talmud.