Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Moment - Fareed Zakaria

The finale of the UTA Maverick Speaker series featured Fareed Zakaria. His general talk on the issues of the global economy was enlightening. A key aspect he touched on was technology - money can change hands and cross borders at lightning speed. Communication has exploded exponentially. The speed of progress and automation affects perceptions and has heightened fears.

However Zakaria is optimistic. I liked his view that America has been great, is great, and if it can maintain the OLD American spirit we know - the generosity, openness, and ingenuity - progress can be made.

 This is a man (an immigrant!!) who was born in India, educated at Yale and Harvard, has traveled widely, and is well regarded for his political and economic coverage of the world. His speech offered humor and was thought provoking.

Plenty of moments to contemplate.

Let's have a thoughtful week, everyone


13 comments:

  1. He thinks America is great....till he gets held up at the airport under the new travel ban. Then he'll change his mind.

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    1. He is optimistic for America despite many issues right now. He has faith that some sense can prevail. ??!!

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  2. I like his attitude. He still sees the greatness in us.

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    1. Exactly. He has a well rounded view

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  3. Sounds like some of America's best attributes. I'm sure he could offer a very interesting perspective on things.
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead #AtoZChallenge

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    1. Yes. And I think we all need to keep a bigger picture in our grasp.

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  4. He has the right attitude. Now if all would adopt that way of thinking.

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  5. It is good to be an optimistic person! Sounded like an interesting speech!

    betty

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  6. I'm sure he gave a very interesting presentation. We could certainly use more optimism.

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    1. The speaker series engages the brain

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  7. Great post Joanne, thanks for an interesting read.

    Yvonne.

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