Jennifer Holmes Posted 12 months ago Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong I think I'm going to write a book on visionaries and where they go wrong... PallottaTeamworks is a perfect example of the creative force that can make a company great being the same creative company that destroys it. It just drives me nuts that Dan Pallotta is up on TED claiming that the sponsors pulling was the reason why his company folded. Everyone who worked in the local offices know exactly why the sponsors pulled. That he can't see it was his fault is really beyond me. If you surround yourself with yes men, dismiss critics, and continue to tinker with your vision, you're going to break something. Dan did that. His company broke. If he had left it alone we would still be raising hundreds of millions a year for charity. Now all he can point to is the $300 million we once raised as his success. He is blind to his failures... that's just pathetic.