Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur who has dabbled into starting online retail businesses such as Amazon, spaceflight research with Blue Origin and even delivers the daily news with the Washington Post. Now he has decided that he wants to commit to a philanthropic endeavor with the start of a new $2 billion "Bezos Day One Fund" to assist the poor. The fund seeks to help homeless families and create a network of non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities. The Day 1 Families Fund will house and feed homeless families as "no child sleeps outside." The Day 1 Academies Fund will launch and operate Montessori-inspired preschools in under-served communities. These schools will be of the highest quality and students will receive full scholarships to attend. I'm excited about that because it will give us the opportunity to learn, invent, and improve. We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." And lighting that fire early is a giant leg up for any child.