It has been my experience that having a vision of where we are and where we are trying to go is like magic. It seems to be a catalyst to the spirit of teamwork – and also to that individual creative spark that gives a unique embellishment to each different aspect of a project. Most important, it makes the journey a whole lot more fun.
I currently see four core areas of national / international concern . . . key areas in which there is a seeming lack of clear direction forward. I believe catching the vision – seeing the big picture so we know where to place our energies – is paramount to discerning the path ahead in the volatile world in which we find ourselves today. [Spotlight on Dr. Billings]
CORE AREAS OF CONCERN:
- EDUCATION – Whatever else we do, we must do our utmost today to prepare the next generation for the road they will walk tomorrow.
- SECURITY –The integrity of our privacy, whether personal, business, or governmental, is critical to the function of our technology-based societal infrastructure.
- ENERGY – Fueling the myriad facets of our way of life must now be taken on with a viable master plan – one that acknowledges and incorporates all the pieces and includes a clear roadmap for implementation.
- TECHNOLOGY – We are trying too much to sustain little islands of production by funding them as detached entities, trying to keep them afloat. That approach is never self-sustaining and only depletes without giving returns. When we put the pieces together, we find they hold each other up as well as sustain themselves, because they function as part of a whole.