Daunting challenges lie before the Arab-speaking workforce today. Forty million jobs must be created in the next decade to employ the region, home to the highest rate of youth unemployment – not to mention that many countries are still undergoing a period of political transition. The fundamental question about job creation now is where these [...]
Thanks to my friend, Phil Yanov, I am at InnoVenture 2013 “live blogging” about a great line-up of speakers this year.
9:15 Charlie Farrell just presented on the SC Dept. of Commerce Task Force on Aerospace and Aviation.
9:20 Jim Stike, MIT-RCF, is talking about his 8 year old start-up – born out of patented [...]
“We’re thrilled that Bill Gates, Brad Smith, Steve Ballmer, and Sean Parker — longtime advocates for vital policies like comprehensive immigration reform that will grow our economy — are joining FWD.us’ efforts to organize and engage the tech community,” Joe Green, president of FWD.us, said in a statement. “We’ve been excited by the momentum we [...]
Dan Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, continues his string of great TED talks with his latest discussion of what motivates us in the knowledge economy to feel good about our work (TED Talk link).
[The founder of Facebook comments on problems with our current "strange immigration policy" and the need to improve it to help all members of our society gain from the rewards of our knowledge economy]
“Today’s economy is very different. It is based primarily on knowledge and ideas — resources that are renewable and available to everyone. [...]
[Pat Riley "gave the ball" to Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the Lakers took off - Robert Hoffman argues that Congress needs to "give the ball" to the knowledge economy so the U.S. can become fully productive]
“It’s time for our policymakers to realize that the knowledge economy — the diverse array of existing innovative businesses, [...]
Kudos to President Obama for noting the need for technology and jobs for young people in the Middle East region (see comment with Netanyahu below) and for mentioning Cisco’s program for hiring Palestinian engineers (see comment with Abbas below). You can read more here about the Palestinian Investment Commitment that Cisco has made.
From the [...]
Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal after their meeting on March 4, 2013 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
So we’re working side by side to combat violent extremism, to promote more robust trade, and to strengthen the ties between the American and the Saudi people. And [...]
New York: As a testament to the strength of emerging technology jobs in New York City, real estate magnate William C. Rudin says that the “Knowledge Economy,ˮ driven by young companies, will be the future of the city’s fortunes, not financial services.
“We know New York resurgence over the past several years [...]
Their curriculum devotes months to helping a company solve a current technological challenge. Their progress is supervised not just by an academic adviser, but also by an industry adviser. Their vast campus on Roosevelt Island, when it is built, will intersperse classrooms with office buildings, where high-tech companies can rent a suite and set up [...]