Jamie Metzl on Global Interdependence
28 Jul 2020
Jamie Metzl explains the Declaration of Interdependence, which calls for all countries and individuals to act beyond their unique interests, but for a shared interest that requires the free and open exchange of ideas and a sense of mutual responsibility toward the whole.
Hosted by Jeff Kavanaugh, VP and Head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute.
“The only way that I believe that we're going to solve these big common challenges is by recognizing that we all live in an interconnected world and that we have mutual responsibilities connected to our interdependence.” Jamie Metzl
Jamie Metzl, you are the founder and OneShared.World. And in a time of unprecedented disruption, why is your Declaration of Interdependence especially relevant now?
Jeff introduces Jamie
What inspired you to pursue this path and how did you get here?
(paraphrased) As an executive who cares about the planet and cares about broader issues, what is a way to get the ball rolling with interdependence within your own sphere?
What are some concrete steps an executive can take to move towards this shared understanding and this interdependence, and yet not abandon their day to day responsibilities?
How do we generate more critical thinking and sharing of ideas in that capacity where we're digging at the problem and not so much at the people.
How about Artificial Intelligence, pulling all this data in… how is it going to help us be better critical thinkers and make better decisions? And what are some examples you're seeing of that and what are some things to guard against?
Can you share one or two [lessons from nature] that you find especially interesting about how nature adapts or solves these problems or their approach to it, and maybe new lessons for us?
You recently said on COVID-19 that this is not a 2001 moment, 9/11 , this is something much bigger. I think of this as a 1941 moment. What did you mean by this?
Jamie discusses how worthwhile goals should seem impossible
What are books or people that stand out as significant influences and maybe books that you might recommend for others?
If we could swap seats and you could be across interviewing someone, for example, like on this podcast, who would be your dream candidate?
Jamie shares details about how to connect with him and to join the conversation