What It Takes to Be Competitive in the 21st Century Economy

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joins Walter Isaacson to discuss the opportunities for growth inherent in the digital economy, as well as the challenges they present for both governments and businesses. How are we to make sense of the tectonic changes taking place in our labor markets? How can we ensure that our workforce will have the skills they need to succeed? Have we figured out how to safeguard our cybersecurity future? What is the most important advice she would pass on to the next president?

Festival: 2016

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