At CEO Summit, Top Leaders Share Thoughts on Global Outlook
At the Yale School of Management's CEO Summit on December 12 and 13, 2012, top leaders from business, nonprofits, government, the media, and academia came together to discuss issues facing the United States and the world and the implications of recent changes in government.
The event is largely off the record, but the executive summary provides a sense of how a group of influential leaders regards the outlook for the economy, the possibility of progress on a long-term fiscal solution, the state of the U.S. military, and China's economic and strategic ascendance. They also discussed the role of government in solving problems and lessons from crisis management from Hurricane Sandy and other disasters.
The CEO Summit is led by Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale SOM. The dozens of participants included Jeffrey Bewkes YC '74, chairman and CEO of Time Warner and the recipient of a Legend in Leadership Award at the summit; John Whitehead, former co-chair of Goldman Sachs; Maurice Greenberg, former CEO of AIG; investor James Chanos; Gary Knell, president and CEO of NPR; and U.S. deputy secretary of defense Ashton Carter.