Eli Broad talked at length about his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable, with Warren Olney on tonight's "Which Way, LA?" on KCRW. Broad said he's not unreasonable so much as impatient with too much discussion or pondering on major decisions. At some point, he says, you have to just do it. Asked by Olney if he has too much power in a Los Angeles that lacks companies like Arco and Security Pacific that used to shepherd good projects, or a Dorothy Chandler to turn LA's wealthy into patrons, Broad quickly said he wishes more new leaders would jump in and get things done. After all, he says, he is 79 and it's time for others to get busy. Jim Newton of the LA Times also took part.
Also on the show: LACMA director Michael Govan spoke with Olney from beneath the boulder at the Levitated Mass exhibit that opens to the public on Sunday.
Photo: Broad recording an introduction to the e-version of his book