LinkedIn Speaker Series

In their new powerful book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, General Stanley McChrystal and Chris Fussell show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel­evant to businesses, nonprofits, and other or­ganizations.LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman will lead an illuminating conversation with General McChrystal and Chris Fussell about how the world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment and to share what they learn across the entire organiza­tion. They will discuss how this team of teams strategy has the power to transform organizations large and small.

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If you don’t know who Robert Putnam is -- you should. He is the author of the bestseller, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” in which he writes a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap and what we can do to fix it.  As you know, this is at the heart of what we are all about - providing economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. There could not be a more relevant discussion for us to be having at LinkedIn and we are incredibly fortunate for the opportunity to hear him in discussion with Reid Hoffman.

In addition to income inequality, Professor Robert Putnam suggests that there is also a growing inequality of opportunity. For many children in lower income families, systemic obstacles – economic, social and political – become insurmountable and prevent social mobility and the realization of the American dream. What has caused this trend away from equal opportunity in the US? How can we address the crisis of inequality and shorten the opportunity gap? Professor Putnam will delve into this complex problem and its multifaceted solution, which he says begins with a commitment to invest in other people’s children.

 

Direct download: 2015_0813_LSS_RobertPutnam.mp3
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