Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer electronics companies, and author of the New York Times best-selling books, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. His views are his own. Connect with him on Twitter: @GaryShapiro.

Self-Driving Vehicles on the Road to America’s Ninja Future


I’ve always been a voracious reader of science fiction. In 1977 — the year that brought us Star Wars: A New Hope, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Island of Dr. Moreau — I dreamed of how the technology I saw on-screen might someday solve the terrible problems I faced that hot summer in […]

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How Congress Can Make Our Roads Safer This Holiday Season


Whether you’re switching radio stations, calming a crying child, or racing to make it to a holiday party on time, driving can be hazardous — 94 percent of serious accidents are caused by human error. Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in this country, especially among children and teens. On average, over 100 […]

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How 5G Makes American Innovations Better


5G is the platform for our most groundbreaking innovations to come, offering connectivity speeds 100 times faster and five times more responsive than today’s networks. From digital health, to drones, to smart cities, U.S. leadership on the technologies that will transform our world depends on the development and deployment of a national 5G network. 5G […]

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Five Reasons Why Trump Is the ‘Jobs President’


Working-class and flyover Americans view the Trump White House as fighting successfully for them. But while the elite and chattering classes abhor President Donald Trump and anything he does, they can’t avoid the facts. And the facts are crisp, startling, and unavoidably in favor of President Trump being the American jobs president. Here are five […]

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Vive la Liberté! Why Freedom-Loving America Needs France in the Future


This past week, I had the privilege of hearing French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech to a joint session of Congress. In my previous meetings with Macron at CES® in Las Vegas and CES Unveiled Paris, I was impressed by his drive, eloquence and, above all, by his vision for France in the coming decades. Wednesday’s […]

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The Economy Is Booming


I did not support Donald Trump for president. I recall arguing with some of my pro-Trump Consumer Technology Association (CTA) board members in 2016 — smart business leaders who were convinced that as president, Trump would drive U.S. economic growth. I was skeptical and focused on Trump’s personal, divisive attacks. But within hours of Trump […]

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We Must Come Together as a Nation


President Trump is an unusual president. In his August 21 primetime address on Afghanistan, he reminded us he likes following his instincts. And his gut often trumps expert advice. Trump views his unpredictability as an asset. And it certainly has worked for him in business and in his surprising ascendancy to the presidency. Americans are divided, but […]

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Why Macron and Trump Need Each Other to Succeed


When French President Emmanuel Macron greeted President Trump in Paris on Thursday, their handshake was warm and heartfelt. Their awkward first handshake is behind them, and they have much in common. Both leaders are fairly new to politics. Their greatest qualifications are their business success, charisma and their belief in speaking truth to power. Both […]

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Firing Comey Proved Trump Acts Like America’s CEO


President Trump deserves credit for taking quick and decisive action in firing FBI Director James Comey. Every CEO knows that once it’s clear a top executive must move on, it’s best to act immediately. If you don’t trust someone, if they use bad judgment, or if they are hurting the enterprise, then every day of […]

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Ivanka Is the Business-Savvy Feminist We Need in the White House


During a panel with other female global leaders in Germany last week, Ivanka Trump responded with poise as she discussed the controversy surrounding her defense of her father regarding his comments on women. “I grew up in a house where there was no barrier to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and tenacity,” […]

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