Jeffrey Swartz has been Timberland's President and Chief Executive Officer since June 1998. Jeffrey Swartz is the son of Sidney Swartz. Jeffrey Swartz serves as a director of Limited Brands Inc., a publicly traded specialty retailer of women's intimate apparel, beauty and personal care products and accessories.
Question: What is love?
Jeff Swartz: Love, the love of a father for his children is different than the love of a husband for his wife, of a congregant for his god, but I have the joy of all of those and it’s not like pornography, like I’ll tell you when I find it. It’s almost palpable. It’s almost sensory. There is an unconditionalness to the love that I pray would become the standard for the love of every parent for his or her child, not unconditional in a blind sense, but unconditional in it comes from an infinite place and it’s inexhaustible. The love of a husband for his wife is a mixture of awe and fear and joy and the love of the congregant for the divine is silent and stupefied and breathless and so overwhelming that it goes beyond words.
Recorded on September 21, 2009