Peter Leyden


Founder & CEO of the new media startup Reinventors (

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Any strategy going forward must lead to the next set of big ideas about how to reinvent America in order to thrive in our 21st-century world. How do we transform our economy? Our society? How do we govern ourselves, given the new realities of the world around us? How do we operate when everything is going digital and all information is interconnected? When all systems are going global? When everything needs to become sustainable because we’re slamming up against climate change? I’m talking about a scale of reinvention that the country has gone through only a handful of times in our history. What we did coming off the Great Depression and World War II to build the post-war systems that we’re still largely living in today. Or what we did at the turn of the 20th century that was the Progressive Era. Or what we did after the Civil War. These were all moments of fundamental reinvention where almost all systems got remade to fit the new realities of their eras and then reigned for the next...