Frank(lin) Views: David Rubenstein

Frank(lin) Views podcast features thought leaders across disciplines on themes associated with Benjamin Franklin – the great diplomat, writer, inventor, scientist and more – including leadership, the purpose of history, modern day publishing, and diplomacy.

In Episode 1, we speak with the Franklinesque David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chair of Carlyle, a global private equity firm. He is a leader in ‘patriotic philanthropy,’ and has made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is also the host of The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg TV and PBS and the author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians, a book published by Simon & Schuster in October 2019 and How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers, a book published by Simon & Schuster in September 2020.