Blind Spot book coverDate: Wednesday, December 14

Time: 1 - 2pm ET

Inflation and the economy were drumbeats in the recent 2022 U.S. midterms. But do voters in fact judge leaders based on the strength of the economy? Although pundits and politicians pay close attention to measures like GDP or unemployment, almost no one tracks citizens' wellbeing. 

Gallup CEO Jon Clifton discusses this "blind spot" in his new book, which is grounded in his organization’s research, and explains why it is so significant and far-reaching, arguing that leaders missed indicators that triggered events ranging from Brexit to the Arab Spring uprisings to the election of Donald Trump. What are they going to miss next?

Join Clifton and Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev for a virtual event on December 14 at 1pm ET as they discuss the urgent need for leaders to close an important information gap and begin to incorporate wellbeing and happiness indicators to address the most pressing issues of our day. 

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Jon Clifton

Jon Clifton is CEO of Gallup and has been with the organization since 2008. He is the author of Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It.

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Tatiana Serafin

Tatiana Serafin is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council and co-host of The Doorstep podcast. She is a professor of journalism at Marymount Manhattan College.

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Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council and co-host of The Doorstep podcast. He is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.