CSQ is the first meeting on the day’s agenda, and the punctual appearance by L.A.’s most influential venture philanthropist is at once invigorating. Game on, indeed. Sagaciously engaged at the roundtable of his office, Broad takes occasional sips from a tall glass of water while nimbly transitioning across topics in his diversified portfolio of exceptional achievements. The walls are populated with framed photographs of presidents, dignitaries, and corporate influencers posing next to the man who is leading the charge to transform Grand Avenue and downtown Los Angeles into a cultural mecca worthy of the second-largest city in the nation. Engaging and accessible from the get-go, the Bronx-born, Detroit-raised, West Coast icon (he’ll celebrate 50 years in L.A. next year) has a gentle yet direct manner that is all lean and no fat.