Top 10 Things Americans and Swiss Can Learn From Each Other

Top 10 things Americans can learn from the Swiss:

10. Recycle!
9. Think long term
8. Be modest
7. Balance budgets
6. Reduce public debt
5. Small is beautiful
4. Especially in government
3. Decentralization works
2. Dual track education
1. Think globally, act locally


Top 10 things the Swiss can learn from the Americans:

10. Be self-assured!
9. Think BIG
8. Can Do Attitude
7. Take risks
6. Failure is not a moral deficiency
5. Public speaking
4. Optimism
3. Innovation
2. Entrepreneurship
1. Turn Right on Red

--Patricia Schramm, American Swiss Foundation, New York, May 16, 2013