Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and the author of The New York Times Bestseller, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.


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Building Back America

Once upon a time, America’s businessmen and entrepreneurs were social and political leaders. Too often now we leave those leadership duties to others who, frankly, don’t know what it takes to run a business or create wealth. But we have an opportunity to reclaim them and take a stand for what is best for our nation.

Gary Shapiro Global Business September 9 2011
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Business in the Twilight Zone

Our world has turned upside down since August. We are shaking our heads in disbelief. It’s not the recession. We [...]

Gary Shapiro Leadership & Strategy June 22 2009
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Fueling the “Magic”

When politicians talk about funding business innovations, they are generally thinking large-scale. Yes, the internet wouldn’t be here without government support, but most innovation does not happen on such a grand scale. In fact, the most revolutionary innovation happens in smaller ways without any government intervention. This year’s innovation? The tablet computer.

Gary Shapiro Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Technology June 16 2011

How to Prepare Our Companies for the Workforce of the Future

As technology has evolved, outdated industries have waned while emerging sectors have arisen, introducing innovative ideas, business models, economic growth and new jobs. To keep up, we need to rethink our training and education systems to meet the demands of today’s tech-focused economy.

Gary Shapiro Innovation June 6 2014

Why CEOs Must be Ninja Innovators

Successful innovators often rely on instructive failure, particularly when it tempers success and corrects for arrogance. Ninja innovators never stop learning from others.

Gary Shapiro CEO Briefing Newsletter April 29 2013

You’re Never Too Old—or Too Successful—to Need a Mentor

Finding someone you can trust to share your concerns with isn’t easy, but it can make all the difference in your effectiveness.

Gary Shapiro Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness June 14 2012

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