A Message from Pono Shim
I had the honored opportunity to meet with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Labor Day with 9 other Hawaii Business leaders on his return from the G20 Summit. A CEO of one of our largest companies in Hawaii raised the feeling and issue of the anger in our global, national, and local communities and asked how is it being addressed from the highest levels of leadership politically and economically. The same CEO also shared his observations of the shock factors around the world that are affecting the Financial Markets.
Summarizing Secretary Lew’s response is that at the highest levels of world leadership discussions it’s very clear that the world communities are seeking parody in economics and if we don’t pay attention and work at it collectively it will politically burst at the seams.
While we talk about economics I think that we consider Peace discussions to be the Global Political Peace concept not the individual peace of a parent, child, neighbor, or self. When I reflect and speak of peace and aloha it is personal and professional. It is a lifestyle and application to health, relationships, potential and productivity, and resilience. Aloha and Peace aren’t nice discussions to have because they aren’t topics which are meant TO KNOW for aspirational visions but rather disciplines to STRUGGLE with.
I strongly encourage people to consider the contributions Jake, Maya, and I will share at the Asia Pacific Children’s Museum Conference, hosted by the Children’s Discovery Center, as insight for Peace and Aloha for the unease in our current situations whatever they might be and in every sector. The Conference will be held from October 19-22 and I have the privilege of being an opening speaker. Please register by visiting the website: http://www.apcmc.org/