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  • America's Moment

    Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

    America's Moment

    Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

    America's Moment

    Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

    America's Moment

    Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

 

It is time for a new conversation

  • Amid the biggest economic transformation in a century, the challenge of our time is to make sure that all Americans benefit from the wave of digital revolutions around the world that have permeated and upended modern life. Yet today’s economic arguments seem stuck. We need a new vision of a hopeful future and a new action agenda.

    We have been here before. A hundred years ago, America experienced the greatest economic transformation and technological revolution in its history. The transformation of the past 20 years— as the world has moved through the information era into the digital age— has turned our life and work upside down once again. It is a time of tremendous change but also of tremendous possibility.

    Set against the history of how Americans succeeded once before in remaking their country, America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

 

 

About the Authors

In 2013 Markle convened Rework America, a group of more than 50 remarkable and diverse leaders committed to advancing strategies to help Americans succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. The broad collaboration includes entrepreneurs, technology leaders, CEOs, educators, community and faith leaders, as well as other partners. Their insights are detailed in the America’s Moment, an action agenda for the digital economy, which has inspired several initiatives across the country, including Skillful.

Calvin O. Butts, III

  • Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • President, State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Michael M. Crow

  • President, Foundation Leadership Chair, Professor of Science and Technology Policy, Arizona State University

Michael Spence

  • William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2001
 

Endorsements

 

Reviews: What People Are Saying

 

PBS American Forum Interview

Philip Zelikow and United States Senator Mark Warner spoke about America' Moment on PBS American Forum

  • New Opportunities

    Philip Zelikow on the new opportunities in work and education throughout the country.
  • New Opportunities

    Philip Zelikow on the new opportunities in work and education throughout the country.

  • Transformation of Work

    Senator Mark Warner on the transformation of work in the 21st Century.

  • Transformation of Work

    Senator Mark Warner on the transformation of work in the 21st Century.

  • Skills-based Education

    Philip Zelikow on moving from a credentials-based to a skills-based education system.
  • Skills-based Education

    Philip Zelikow on moving from a credentials-based to a skills-based education system.

 

Stories from Our Book

Learn more about Americans featured in our book who exemplify the optimism and innovation necessary to succeed in the digital age.

  • Mike Donnelly

    Lacking parental and community support as a young man, Mike Donnelly felt he was going nowhere fast. Then, at a low point in his life, he found an opportunity to develop his education and skills through a YouthBuild program. Such programs help provide young Americans pathways to education, jobs, entrepreneurship, and opportunities to compete in today’s world.

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  • Joe Max Higgins and Brenda Lathan

    In ten years, Joe Max Higgins and Brenda Lathan have transformed the Golden Triangle, generating more than $4.6 billion in private investments and creating 5,600 jobs.

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  • Jay Rogers - Local Motors

    Major companies such as GE are taking notice and partnering with Local Motors to build on their new approach to production that’s creating new paths for good work.

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Expert Advisors

Whit Ayres

  • Founder and President, North Star Opinion Research

Jeff Jonas

  • Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group
  • IBM Distinguished Engineer

Vivek Kundra

  • Executive Vice President, Industries, salesforce.com
  • Former CIO of the United States

Amy Liu

  • Senior Fellow, Co-Director, and Co-Founder, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Emily Parker

  • Digital Diplomacy Advisor and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

Stefaan Verhulst

  • Chief Research and Development Officer, Governance Lab @ NYU
  • Senior Advisor, Markle Foundation
 

Order the Book

America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

For bulk orders of 30 copies or more, please contact Katie Cahill-Volpe at [email protected].