Heather Bresch is chief executive officer of Mylan, a generics and specialty pharmaceutical company. During her 20-year career with Mylan, Bresch previously served as the company’s president, chief operating officer and chief integration officer. In addition to her current role, Bresch also sits on the company’s board of directors. She has served two consecutive terms as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and provides expert testimony to national institutions, such as the U.S. Congress and the U.S.
We asked our Scholars and Fellows what they thought the ultimate game changer is for this year.
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“The impact of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement on not only how both genders conceive of their roles at home and at work, but also how employers approach cultivating female talent and building flexible work policies.”
In antiquity, much of the world's recorded knowledge was located in one spot: the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Nearly every culture and empire of that era recognized the library as the epicenter of scholarship. Today, however, information is increasingly decentralized. Alexandria's vast repositories of papyrus scrolls could now fit onto a single flash drive. In the 21st century, digital information is being created, analyzed, and stored at an astonishing rate.
Federal policymakers have been consumed lately with various efforts—productive and foolish alike—to reduce the federal deficit and tame long-run debt projections. After the severe recession and a large amount of stimulus spending drove the deficit to $1.4 trillion in 2009, many lawmakers, economists, and concerned voters began a renewed effort to curb the size of government and put the federal budget on a sustainable path. Substantive, structural changes to federal health and retirement policies are necessary to achieve this goal.
We’ve all seen it before – the instant when a certain player steps onto the field and by their shear presence and talent, changes the entire game. In our mind’s eye, we’ve probably even imagined ourselves stepping out onto the field, putting up the score that wins it all. What baseball- or football-loving child has not imagined winning the World Series or Super Bowl, hoisting the trophy before cameras and saying, “Hi Mom!”
For several years now, there has been a lot of talk in the United States about “change.” Facing sluggish economic growth, a stubborn unemployment rate, and a business community uncertain about the future, there is no doubt America needs fresh, bold new ideas. But not all change is good—and not all change benefits U.S. businesses and workers or bolsters the country’s innovative and entrepreneurial foundation.