I am a big fan of President Obama and the team he has assembled. However, they inherited a country in staggering economic peril. In that light, I applaud the urgency and decisiveness with which they are acting to help us all during such uncertain times.
That said, I have expressed concern that his teams of economic advisors do not include young people. There are certainly brilliant minds on those panels, including my old boss Eric Schmidt. However, I believe deeply that youth would bring a distinct and valuable perspective to any such discussions. In particular, I think there is a generation of entrepreneurs who have been effecting enormous change yet who aren't otherwise involved in politics and whose insights might be lost.
Well, it sounds like someone was listening.
Tomorrow morning, I am joining a group of twenty young business leaders from across the country for a meeting at the White House to discuss the challenges we all face and proposed solutions to the economic crisis.
This is where you come in: If you were in that meeting, what you would you say? What would you ask? What observations are unique to your station in life? What do you think White House officials might not see or understand unless they had your perspective? What suggestions do you have for the President's team? What should we discuss that might not already be on the agenda?
Please leave your ideas in the comments to this post. Or, send them to me as a @reply message on Twitter (you can find me there at http://twitter.com/sacca).
I hope to hear from you and promise to share everything you write that is sincere, respectful, and well thought out.