The Power of Youth

The Power of Youth

26 Feb 2022

A Neurosurgery Specialist in Houston, Texas with over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Started with an economics degree and ended up as a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon. 

For the past 25 years, he ran his familys’ hedge fund which has allowed him to be impactful on the global stage. 

His admiration and love for the Middle East began three decades ago as he lived with the Royal family of Saudi Arabia. 

Not to be dismissive of what is happening today in Lebanon, Dr. Westmark continued his speech by highlighting the opportunities, economically, for the middle East. 

He firmly believes that the 4th industrial revolution, belongs to the Middle East, as it is the great equalizer, as he calls it. 

He continues to say that the original industrial revolution demanded space, and establishments with certain large capital to conduct, but now, in the 4th, the secret is to be visionary, in approaching it. 

On his list of “why the 4th revolution” belongs in the Middle East, we have little need for brick-and-mortar shops and organizations and the freedom to work for big companies anywhere in the world.  Further, the decentralization of technology hubs like Silicon Valley, naming Beirut and Cairo to be next on the list. 

For him, demographics is what you make of it, understandably, the Middle East has a much larger young population than the rest of the world. 

Influencing governments in ways to sponsor the coming revolution, through propagating 5G for example is essential. 

Dr. Westmark, ended by advocating for getting individually involved, namely the diaspora, through a plan of action consisting of support for education and training in the Middle East, without traveling and remotely. 

Calling on the amount of collective knowledge and power amid the individuals in the room he is speaking from, Dr. Westmark has layed impactful and food for thought ideas and blueprints about the concrete development of the incoming 4th industrial revolution, starting from our region of the world.


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