Joshua Cooper Ramo on Morning Joe
“The shift to a world of instant, constant connection … is as profound as the enlightenment of the Industrial Revolution.”
– Joshua Cooper Ramo on May 17’s edition of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe"
The author of The Seventh Sense, about surviving and thriving in the networking age, Joshua Cooper Ramo will headline the Council’s May 31 program. On "Morning Joe" he said that a hundred years from now people will look at the 2016 presidential election and see how “connected systems are changing the logic of power.” The trick to successfully navigating the world, he says, is looking at something and not seeing “what it appears to be, but what it is connected to.”
Cooper Ramo, a veteran analyst, China-watcher and the Vice Chairman and co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, will explain coping with modern challenges at his Council program, “Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks.” Watch a sample of this intellectual’s analysis of a world with “emerging disruptive forces.”
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As you will learn at his Friday, May 27, Council program, he is an entertaining speaker with a mission of enhancing Canada for all Canadians. He is not the honorary holder of an office that is a staid relic of a bygone era. The Governor General is a modern-minded man who is the father of five daughters, married to his high school sweetheart and a Harvard-educated hockey player and law school educator who clearly has a heartfelt affection for the United States of America.
All of that and more come out in his book The Idea of Canada. While his thoughts outline the values of the nation and its citizens, the subtitle demonstrates the breadth of his intention: Letters to a Nation.
He wrote to soldiers, lawyers, educators, old friends, singer Celine Dion and, among others, “Dear Canadians Born In The 21st Century” – an appeal to young people to embrace “service.”
When he speaks and writes, he is clearly an intellectual gifted with the ability to communicate. He cites education as imperative and writes, “We must become smarter so we can be more caring.”
Watch as the Governor General describes his role and what led him to compile his book.