Please join Leadership Greater Washington, Hooks Book Events, and A Wider Circle for the continuation of our Programs with a Purpose series. This time, Mark Bergel ('16) will host a conversation with author Peter Georgescu, and explore concepts form his critically acclaimed book Capitalists, Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation.
About the Author:
Georgescu arrived in this country as a penniless Romanian refugee and rose to prominence as the CEO of Young & Rubicam. It’s an American Dream success story that could not play out in today’s economic environment – one that is plagued with disappearing jobs, flat wages, and a shrinking middle class. In his most recent book, CAPITALISTS ARISE!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation, Georgescu argues that business can and must play a central role in solving what he calls the country’s “existential crisis.” Learn more about Peter here:
Capitalists, Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation, which won an Independent Book Publisher Award this spring, grew out of a New York Times Op-Ed that garnered over 1,000 responses and resulted in a second piece in the Times which allowed Peter to respond. “We need a thousand more Peter Georgescu right now.” -Chuck Collins, The Nation