In the past few years, Forbes' Under 30 Summit has become an annual staple for young businesspeople -- a place where entrepreneurial twenty-somethings gather to exchange ideas, opportunities, experiences, and connections.
Perhaps most important, 97 percent of these millennials are extremely optimistic about what lies ahead for them. Harnessing and nurturing this optimism should be a goal of all American companies hoping to show Millennials that their firms' contribution will make the world a better place.
I recently gave a keynote speech entitled "Connect More Deeply" at the Hope Global Forum in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by a non-profit called Operation Hope. I've attached my edited speech transcript here. May it help you connect more deeply with one person today. You are not alone.
A single entrepreneur, a single artist, a single author, a single startup or a single company cannot change the world. But what about 900 million of us? There are 900 million people in 142 countries who are unfulfilled with what they do in life.