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Betting on America places the events of 9-11 in deep historical context, offering a thoughtful, realistic, and ultimately optimistic vision of AmericaÕs new future. The authors examine the long-term impact of 9-11 at every level, from our most private personal relationships, to our most crucial business decisions, to the choices we make as a society. They find in American history one overriding lesson: when we have been challenged, we have discovered deeper strengths and achieved more greatness than we had ever imagined possible.
1. The Bumpy Road To A New Normalcy.
Technology: The Great Facilitator. Terrorism And Technology. The Rise Of Globalization. The Problems Of Globalization. The Upside Of Globalization. Empowerment Of The Individual. 9-11 And Arab-American Relations. A Breeding Ground For Terrorists.
Foundations Of Everyday Life. Predictability. Trust. Security-Feeling At Home. How Things Changed. Unpredictability. Suspicion. Insecurity And After.
Weighing The Odds. Figuring Out A Response. The Challenge Of Knowing Thyself. Pessimism Versus Optimism. Looking To The Future.
What The New Normalcy Means For Business. The Changing Nature Of Work. Decentralization Of Work. The New Role Of Government. New Opportunities And Lost Causes.
A Nation Of Joiners. National Security And Homeland Defense. Getting It All Together. What To Do About Terrorists.
A Personal Economic Agenda. Preserving And Enhancing The Nation's Economy. Work, Business, And National Wealth.
Leading The Way. A Business Case. A Leadership Inventory.
Fear Conquered And Things To Do. The Role Of Information And Physical Security. An Age Of Decency? An American Time, Some Final Thoughts.