Foreword: The Future of the American Dream Rests on Building Meaningful Lives
Our ability to match workers who are at risk of being left behind will determine the future of the American dream and democracy as we know it.
A Path for Hopefulness: Empowering Others, and Empowering Yourself
Giving back is not a dreary means to a tax deduction, but as a chance to inject meaning, wonder, and fun into life.
Why I Am Hopeful About the World’s Future
To find solutions to the environmental crisis and violent conflicts that confront us in the 21st century, we need to seek new answers.
The Keys to American Growth
Sound policies for sustainable development, immigration, and public/private infrastructure investment will have the greatest impact on growth.
To Change the Future, We Went Back to High School
What happens when the available workforce isn’t qualified for the jobs of the future?
Supporting Entrepreneurship That Binds Us
We must support entrepreneurs whose visions will lead to products or services that bind us, rather than divide us.
Modern Day Slavery: A Crime of Opportunity
Slavery exists in virtually every country in the world despite the fact that legislation prohibiting it exists, permeating local, regional, and global supply chains.
Public-Private Partnerships: The Essential Actors
Long-term public-private partnerships help ensure that incentives are aligned with better design and materials, and lower lifecycle costs.
Technology and Retirement: Shifting Opportunities
In a stockpicker’s market, weeding out business models that are susceptible to industry disruption and deflationary obsolescence will become a key skill.
Why the U.S. and the World Need Trade To Prosper
To preserve the mutual prosperity that trade has brought to the world, we need to get trade reform right. We need to make trade not just freer but fairer than it is now.
Evolving the Capital Markets Ecosystem
Increasing transparency, driving long termism, and creating the right conditions for smaller growth companies will be key in the evolution of the capital market system.
Leading—and Winning—by Example: Keeping Africa’s Workforce Healthy
The patterns of change we continue to see in Africa offer the chance for technology to drive development, and no area is more critical than health.
Silvertech and Changes in Real Estate
The megatrends of aging and longevity will provide real, long-term opportunities for investments in Silvertech innovations and the evolving senior housing market.
Lessons for Technology from the Debate on Globalization
It is inevitable that technological change will accelerate in the years ahead, and likely in ways that are not easily envisaged.
Three Ways CEOs Can Make People the Source of Competitive Advantage in the Digital Age
Technology is about elevating—not eliminating—people. Humans—not robots—break into new markets, imagine new products, and craft compelling experiences.
How Efficiency Is Wiping Out the Middle Class
The hollowing out of the middle-skill work force is a classic tragedy of the commons, and few in leadership positions today feel a personal responsibility to help address it.
The Power of Resilience
Cybersecurity is no longer just the esoteric concern of very technical people; it is an important concern for us all.
Philanthropy and Community Engagement
Private philanthropy is better placed to enable, motivate, guide and partner with charities. We must take responsibility to look after others; it is our obligation to give back.
Artificial Intelligence: The Importance of Ethical Development
Developing AI makes us more than computer scientists or business professionals. It makes us all architects of social change.
Questions & Answers
Philanthropists must do their due diligence. Simply writing a big check to someone in a white coat is unlikely to net desired results.
Innovating a More Equitable Future
We need bold and innovative public policy to address ethical, economic, and political questions on labor and equality. If we do not act, our greatest fears could be realized.
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