This year's Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting theme, "the future of impact," has me thinking about what we as leaders can be doing to future-proof our economy to create an even better world for the next generation. This is no small task. In the spirit of the CGI Mission, we must first take a step back and figure out what we can be doing today to help translate our big ideas into action. In my view, the answer starts with nurturing great talent to encourage innovation and giving back to the community to help solve our most pressing issues as a society.
"Given the rapid speed of change in today’s global marketplace, a country must invest in its greatest asset—its people—and train them to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math [STEM]." Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers
A skilled workforce is the backbone of a successful and competitive economy. Unfortunately, here in the United States, we are falling behind on educating people in the STEM fields that are vital to the technology careers that our society depends on.
There are certain things in life most would consider “once in a lifetime” occurrences. The feeling that you get when your dad releases his grip one last time – and you find yourself riding a bicycle on your own; or waking up in amazement as you discover money from the tooth fairy under your pillow after losing your first tooth.