America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393285130
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rework America is a group of over fifty leaders from across American life. Led by the Markle Foundation and supported by a formidable group of experts, the group spent over a year developing and discussing the ideas in America's Moment. With various partners, Rework America is also encouraging, organizing, and sponsoring concrete innovations around the country to illustrate how the possible can be brought to life.

Zoë Baird is CEO and President of the Markle Foundation, spearheading "Rework America: the Markle Economic Future Initiative.” A former executive at General Electric and Aetna, she has also served as a trusted senior advisor to public sector leaders.

Table of Contents

Preface Zoë Baird xi

Chapter 1 To Bend History 1

Chapter 2 Fresh Chances in a Networked World 21

More Opportunities for Good Work

Chapter 3 Connect to a World of Buyers 62

Chapter 4 Invest in Main Street America 84

Chapter 5 Share the Knowledge, Innovate the Jobs 113

Chapter 6 Better Made, in America 143

More Valued Career Paths

Chapter 7 Match Americans to Opportunities 190

Chapter 8 Prepare for the Life You Want 224

Chapter 9 Drift or Mastery 253

Acknowledgments 277

Notes 281

Index 333

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