The Lessons to be Learned from 2022

What lessons did 2022 hold in the search for common ground? Our co-founders take stock of progress and opportunity.

With the resumption of in-person events following the pandemic and widespread public interest in a historic midterm election, 2022 was a momentous year for Common Ground Committee.

How did bipartisan-leaning candidates fare in those midterms, and how did the Common Ground Scorecard play a role? What factors continue to drive division in American politics, and where are the areas of greatest opportunity for finding common ground?

Tune in now to a special episode of our new podcast Our Take on Common Ground as our co-founders Bruce Bond and Erik Olsen share a behind-the-scenes look at how we worked to bridge divides in 2022, areas of opportunity, and reasons for hope in the coming year.

Bruce Bond

Bruce Bond is Co-Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Common Ground Committee. He is a 30-year veteran of the information technology industry including an executive position at world-renowned analyst firm Gartner, launching several successful software start-ups, and roles as industry analyst, software developer, and chief information officer (CIO). Mr. Bond graduated with an AB degree in Politics from Princeton University where he was a national-class distance runner.

Erik Olsen

Erik L. Olsen is Co-Founder, CFO and Board Member of Common Ground Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment management and fund management, and nine years of real estate investment experience. Mr. Olsen serves as Managing Partner of CataMetrics Management, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. Mr. Olsen specializes in macroeconomic analysis and policy issues. Mr. Olsen holds a B.A. degree from Principia College and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.