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  1. Entrepreneurship and U.S. Competitiveness November 4, 2007

  2. The Council on Competitiveness brings together CEOs, University Presidents and Labor Leaders • Founded in 1986 • Non-profit, non-partisan • More than 170 members • Mission is to set a public policy action agenda to: • Raise the standard of living for all Americans • Through productivity growth • And success in global markets “Our agenda is at the nexus of necessity and opportunity—and we all have an obligation to serve the nation.” –Duane Ackerman, Former CEO, BellSouth Corporation, Former Chairman, Council on Competitiveness

  3. Did you know?

  4. Sometimes size does matter.

  5. If you’re one in a million in China . . .

  6. there are 1,300 people just like you.

  7. In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.

  8. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs . . .

  9. is greater than the total populationof North America.

  10. In India, it’s the top 28%.

  11. Translation for teachers:they have more honors kids than we have kids.

  12. Did you know?

  13. China will soon become the number one English-speaking country in the world.

  14. If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .

  15. it still would have a labor surplus.

  16. During the course of this presentation . . .

  17. 60 babies will be born in the U.S. • 244 babies will be born in China. • 351 babies will be born in India.

  18. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs . . .

  19. by age 38.

  20. According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .

  21. 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company for whom they have been employed less than 1 year.

  22. More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company for whom they have worked less than 5 years.

  23. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .

  24. the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.

  25. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .

  26. using technologies that haven’t yetbeen invented . . .

  27. in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

  28. Name this country . . .

  29. Richest in the world • Largest military • Center of world business and finance • Strongest education system • World center of innovation and invention • Currency the world standard of value • Highest standard of living

  30. England

  31. in 1900.

  32. Did you know?

  33. The U.S. is 20thin the world in broadband Internet penetration (Luxembourg just passed us).

  34. Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and developmentin 2002 alone.

  35. The U.S. federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation in education.

  36. 1 of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online.

  37. There are over 106 million registered users of MySpace (as of September 2006).

  38. If MySpace were a country,it would be the 11th-largestin the world (between Japan and Mexico).

  39. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.

  40. Did you know?

  41. We are living in exponential times.

  42. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.

  43. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.(before Google)?

  44. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.

  45. There are about 540,000 words in the English language . . .

  46. about 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.

  47. More than 3,000 new books are published . . .

  48. daily.

  49. It is estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .

  50. contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.