Super Cities №146 — Inspired Capitalism on Sesame Street

Brendan Hart

One Big Thing

Delivering happiness for five decades

“Playing Big Bird is one of the most joyous things of my life.”


Caroll Spinney is a capitalist hero.

Caroll who?

You probably know him as Big Bird. Or Oscar the Grouch.

Although you would not be able to pick him out of a line-up, Spinney has for fives decades transformed the way children learn, explore, and grow.

Those children, in turn, have become better — and more caring — husbands and wives, business and civic leaders, and members of their communities.

And since culture deeply informs business, from a small studio in Astoria, a guy dressed up like a bird-inspired generations of American innovation.

To foster greatness, stop talking about bitcoin. Start talking about Big Bird.

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