This past decade has been a decade of decline for the United States. This decade will be the decisive decade. The decisions we make and the actions we take in it will determine the future of America and the American dream. Concerned citizens understand this and want to get involved in shaping America’s future. However, they have lost trust and confidence in their leaders, institutions and the “governing elite.” They are searching for a resource to help them think about and respond to this situation. Renewing the American Dream is that resource. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the American condition using a unique three part Renewal Framework (The American Dream Construct, The American Dream Platform, and The American Dream Process) created by the authors. The book advances a citizen-centered agenda for change and restoring America’s competitive advantage. It frames the dimensions of America’s current situation in holistic terms; presents detailed recommendations for renewing the dream; and, outlines actions that leaders, organizations and individuals can take to participate in the renewal process in order to create Enterprise U.S.A. Renewing the American Dream brings the citizen’s voice and the businessperson’s perspective to the forefront in a national dialogue which to this point has been dominated by elected officials, lobbyists, talk show hosts, academics, economists, and journalists. It can be seen as a twenty-first century equivalent of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”.
About the Author
Renewal’s authors have lived the American dream and represent the diversity that is America. Frank Islam heads his own investment group and foundation and was the owner and CEO of the QSS Group, a highly successful information technology firm which he sold to Perot Systems. He received his MS and BS degrees in information technology from the University of Colorado. George Munoz heads his own investment banking group and has been CFO of the United States Treasury and President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He has four degrees including a law degree from Harvard and a Masters in public policy from the Kennedy School. Ed Crego heads his own management consulting and has worked with clients such as Motorola, John Deere and the United States Departments of Labor and State. He received his MA and BA degrees from the University of Illinois.