Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
— Stephen Hawking, British cosmologist
OKAY... HAVE YOU HEARD ANY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
TALK ABOUT HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED?
Maybe I just missed it.
I don't hear about how we need to adapt to globalization, to rising economies and greater competition from other markets.
I haven't heard about building strategic relationships between countries to advance American interests.
Nor have I heard about the need to strengthen our knowledge-worker training and help our children prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
In business — if we don't adapt — we become obsolete and then die.
Shouldn't we expect our leaders to understand that too?
A recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, he also achieved commercial success as a writer with his book: A Brief History of Time, which was a best seller for a record-breaking 237 weeks.
Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), that has gradually paralyzed him over the decades. He now communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device. Hawking married twice and has three children.