Gibraltar Chronicle: ‘Bet on entrepreneurs’, Juan Verde tells Gibraltar
Gibraltar must “bet on its entrepreneurs” and foster innovation to remain competitive in a global economy, US corporate and political advisor Juan Verde said yesterday.
Drawing from past experiences where innovative ideas have boosted political campaigns in which he has been involved, Mr Verde called President Barack Obama a true entrepreneur and detailed why Hillary Clinton was unable to clinch the title of president.
Angelo Cerisola who was part of the Washington Programme organised by The Advanced Leadership Foundation
"And on behalf of all the interns both past and present, thank you Mr Verde, for being here today, and for supporting these placements and doing so much for the social issues around the world, we all feel very strong about.
Before I start, I also need to extend my gratitude to the Government of Gibraltar for funding these internships at The Washington Center, and for offering young people like myself high quality professional experiences. All the success that comes from these placements are somewhat owed to you.
I got accepted to intern in Congressman Fleischmann's office, a republican representing the 3rd District of Tennessee! I was also accepted into the Politics and Public Policy program. I would be working in the frontline of American politics, where both policy and legislation is made. I would rub shoulders with the movers and the shakers of the free world!
Once I had proven that I was willing to work on literally anything... I was assigned tasks typically reserved for his permanent staffers; composing letters on his behalf, acting as one of his aides at various congressional hearings, meeting with constituents and various federal agencies, accompanying the congressman to official engagements and preparing for Israeli Prime Minister, Mr Netanyahu's visit to congress."
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'Thanks for the event – it was fantastic and really inspirational – I walked off rethinking my own business and outlook in general!’
Quote from: Ruth Massias Greenberg, Gamma Architects
Mrs. Greenberg is a Gibraltar Architect and was recently commissioned by the Government of Gibraltar to design a statue commemorating women.