Will Washington leadership and main street capitalism merge? We have two programs that may have answers.
INFLUENTIAL ADVISOR GATES TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL
Dr. Robert Gates, a genuine newsmaker with White House experience, will discuss "Learning to Lead in the New Washington" at the Council's Tuesday, February 14, International Educator of the Year luncheon. Dr. Gates is credited with guiding President-elect Donald Trump to select ExxonMobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State.
Dr. Gates was U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006-2011) and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1991-1993). His 2015 bestseller, A Passion For Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform From Fifty Years of Public Services, has just been released in paperback. A copy of the book is included with each ticket to the International Educator of the Year Luncheon. Click here to register.
The 11th Annual International Educator of the Year event is sponsored by Nokia.
MAIN STREET CAPITALISM: WILL IT WORK?
Within days of the dawning of a new American presidency, Council members have two opportunities to hear about "Main Street Capitalism," regarded as a "populist economy" by our guest speaker, global financial strategist David Smick.
He'll will discuss his latest book, The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone, at council programs just before Donald Trump, frequently described as a "populist," takes the presidential oath on January 20.
Hear Smick's fascinating analysis of a possible American economic sea change on the evening of Wednesday, January 18, at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas or join the author the next morning in Frisco for Breakfast With the Council at Stonebriar Country Club. Click here to register for the Dallas event and here for the Frisco event.
Smick's previous bestseller, The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy, was praised by two previous Council speakers: The New York Times columnist David Brooks called it "astonishingly prescient" and David Ignatius of The Washington Post described it as "clairvoyant."
2017 Mallon Recipent, Dirk Nowitzki's Humanitarian Side
When the Council announced December 8 that Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki would receive the 2017 H. Neil Mallon Award, the big basketball player was confidently described as a genuine "humanitarian." Read The Dallas Morning News sportswriter Brad Townsend's story of Dirk visiting some kids who are in a tough spot. Keep some tissue handy as you read. The last paragraph explains a humanitarian's gesture.