Common Goals

Pages 36-39
Mitch Daniels is the president of Purdue University and former two-term governor of Indiana (2005-13). Educated at Princeton and Georgetown University Law School, he served on the staffs of former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. As governor, Daniels presided over significant budgetary and tax reforms while dealing with a sometimes hostile legislature, easily won reelection in the Democratic wave year of 2008 and developed a reputation for policy innovation.

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A Way of Thinking

Pages 32-25
Malcolm Gladwell will never be mistaken for a traditional business or public policy advice guru. The 40-year old author and journalist graduated from college with a degree in history, has never run a company, and sometimes appears onstage wearing jeans and an untucked button-up shirt.

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Identifying Invention

Pages 22-23
Jim Clifton is chairman and CEO of Gallup, a research based, global performance management consulting company that provides data-driven news based on world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research. One of his innovations, the Gallup World Poll, provides the world’s citizens a voice in nearly all global issues. Clifton is also the author of “The Coming Jobs War,” which examines job creation and the decisions leaders need to focus on to produce the best jobs.

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A Michigan Advantage

Pages 10-11
Since 1998, Henry “Hank” Cooney has served as the president and CEO of Plunkett Cooney, a full-service law firm that operates out of 11 offices spread across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana – one of them located in downtown Detroit. He serves on the board of directors for several organizations including the Detroit Regional Chamber, where he is also chair for the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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