“The power to make a positive difference in society lies in all our hands – businesses, governments and individuals. How have advances in technology and social media altered the balance of power between the state and individuals in driving change? What can business and government leaders learn from inspiring individuals who persevere against all odds to bring about lasting improvement?”
These were just a few questions being asked at Google Zeitgeist 2010, an invitation-only event held earlier this month in a country retreat outside London. The Panel consisted of:
Howard Schultz (Chairman, President & CEO, Starbucks) Ken Banks (Founder, kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS) Minouche Shafik (Permanent Secretary, UK Department for International Development) Jessica Jackley (Co-Founder, Kiva)
The session was moderated by Chrystia Freeland, the Global Editor-at-Large for Reuters.