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If you missed it, there was an extraordinary showcase of Traits of the most admirable, creative and joyous people on television this past Sunday morning (Nov. 28, 2010). ABC’s Christiane Amanpour spent an hour with five of the best human beings in America, talking about tackling some of our most vexing global problems.

The show was This Week, which is typically dedicated to political discussion and debate. But this episode focused on billionaires who have pledged to give more than half of their many billions to tackle the toughest problems we face. Four of the five are familiar faces: Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and Ted Turner. The fifth was Tom Steyer, a hedge fund mogul and founder of San Francisco–based Farallon Capital.

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Shout Out Loud! (Trait #17, Exuberant)

Donald Van de Mark    , ,     December 12, 2009
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Does your boss insist that you party?

Jack Welch does. Jack was my boss for five years in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Back in 2001, I interviewed Jack for the third time, who as Chairman and CEO of GE, had been my penultimate boss at CNBC. Here’s one of the last sound bites from that interview:

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