Gary Shapiro: Why Aren't US Companies Creating Jobs?
Chautauqua Institution - Chautauqua Amphitheater
Sparking a Culture of Creativity and Innovation
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the U.S. trade association representing over 2,000 consumer electronics companies and owning and producing the continent's largest annual tradeshow, the International CES. He also is the author of the 2011 best-selling book The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.
New ideas and new ways of looking may provide the answers to challenges to U.S. competitiveness in business, education, government, and health care. In this week, our guests will reveal how they have created cultures of creativity that foster innovation. We’ll define "design thinking" and learn about collaborations that extend knowledge across disparate fields and add value to society, products and services. We will discover how creativity can be taught and learned, and how to inspire creative confidence in ourselves and others.
Chautauqua, according to the late, great Teddy Roosevelt, is "the most American thing in America." It's also the country's oldest ideas festival. Since its founding in 1874, Chautauqua has attracted the likes of Amelia Earhart, FDR and Susan B. Anthony. The rich tradition continues in 2011. Speakers include New York Times contributor Stanley Fish, groundbreaking religious commentator Karen Armstrong, leading foreign policy analyst Robin Wright, noted historian Gordon Wood and several others. Take advantage of this exclusive offer from FORA.tv and the Chautauqua Institution, and join the discussion as these important thought leaders address the most pressing issues facing America and the world.