Reflecting on the first day of a new U.S. president-elect, Michael Shuman argues that the keys to prosperity reside in the creation and expansion of local businesses.
He says priorities for the new administration should include encouraging Americans to buy local and revamp policies around local entrepreneurship and business alliances- The Commonwealth Club of California
Michael H Shuman
Michael Shuman is vice president for Enterprise Development for Training & Development Corporation (TDC). An economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, Shuman has authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (Free Press, 1998).
Shuman is helping to lead development of TDC’s Worksphere Program, a national effort to support worker well-being through a variety of programs promoting “sustainable employability” and “global community capitalism.” He received an A.B. with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week for 25 years throughout the United States and the world.