CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

To Get Things Done in California, Listen More Than You Talk

That’s the Method of Nelson Rising, the Most Effective Developer You’ve Never Heard Of

Developer Nelson Rising (center) with philanthropist Eli Broad (left) and former California Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (right).
Photo courtesy of Nelson Rising.

What do we do now, Nelson Rising?

I pose that question not just because this is a confusing and complicated era for California. And not just because no living Californian is better than Nelson Rising—a developer, lawyer, campaign manager, and civic leader from Los Angeles—at navigating our state’s complexities to create communities that endure.

“What do we do now?” is the question that concludes Rising’s one-and-only brush with Hollywood. After Rising ran the successful 1970 U.S. Senate campaign of John Tunney, he was a producer on the 1972 film The Candidate, in …

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