【 What will you be doing in 2030? 】
The VIS Honors Program welcomed their first guest speaker of the semester, David Lay Jung, Chairman and Managing Director at Concord Capital Management Corp. He started his lecture with a question—“Where do you see yourself in 2030?”—and talked about megatrends and their implications with our students.
Mr. Lay introduced multiple books and viewpoints about what the world will be like in 2030, shared his life experiences of traveling the world and as a globally mobile investment banker, and engaged the students about the future of the world. He commended the Honors Program students for having started to cultivate their essential “soft skills”, such as continuous learning (and reading), creativity, critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving, and the world culture, at a young age.
The 34th president of the US, Dwight Eisenhower, once said, “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” At the end of the speech, Mr. Lay asked the students to “map” their future and think about the next action to take to create a better world.
With developing their soft skills in mind, the students enjoyed the riveting and insightful speech!