You’ve probably heard already that there are three new folks on the B&MG Foundation board. They will be replacing Bill Gates Senior, who died some time ago, and Warren Buffett who recently said he wanted to retire from the board. Speculation was there might be more new people, and maybe a splitting of the Foundation into two or more separate funds

Well, “might” has actually happened, with three new folks:

The Baroness and I have a mutual acquaintance at the London School of Economics. Our friend says the Baroness is a great listener, very humble and open to new ideas. Our friend also says she will be the “World Bank’s liaison to the Gates family.” Also, while several London college presidents are coming down hard on striking employees, we've heard from two sources that the Baroness has been gracious and open to LSE's "striking faculty".