“Everything that we’ve done at edX has been controversial. We come from a university where things have been done a certain way for decades, if not centuries. However, at the end of the day, we must reflect the voice of the learner and do what is right for humankind.”
The determinant factor between the dystopian future and a healthy society lies in the capacity of business and government to reskill the work force. Reskilling that involves training the work force to apply new technology and strengthening the ‘soft skills’ to enhance effective communication.
The greatest source of instability in the world today is the automation of work. It also the most ignored – to the peril of our democracy. It does not have to be that way. It’s time to start talking about the opportunity.
Democracies create alliances based on the common human values of individual liberty. We should never underestimate the power of an ideal in the bond of peace.
What if Christianity in the 21st century was associated with business leaders working together to invest the capital God has provided them to solve the challenges shaping our children’s future?
The American babyboomers are the wealthiest generation in the history of the human race. Our legacy will NOT be in how much we made, saved or gave away. It WILL BE in how wisely we invested in leaving our children a peaceful and prosperous future.
A friend asked me “How can you remain so optimistic, when we live in a world led by megalomaniacs, haters, and liars?”
In April 2006, a friend, Dave Peterson, gave me this blessing. Today, ten years later, I have the privilege to share the fruit of this blessing at Crossroads in Cincinnati. It holds true for all of us.