Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.” Socrates’ advice on the human condition can easily be the motto for the charitable sector and for the superstar executives who understand the concept and are honored as the sector’s most powerful and influential of the past 12 months.
In one week alone, equity ruled the day with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. It was change about which the overjoyed far exceeded the scornful. The honorees for 2015 were the lightning rods for those victories and for many others.