I really like what Tony Hsieh is doing in downtown Las Vegas, and it has been the source of some thought on my part. He's not a fantastic public speaker, but he has the big ideas that you need to drive change.
I just finished Enrico Moretti's The New Geography of Jobs, and there was a lot of thought-provoking data. Of course, I enjoyed that he wanted to extend more H1B visas. He also says that we need more engineers, which is absolutely true. We need more of the people that can get jobs.
Google and Apple have been reaching out to teenagers lately, and I think we're already seeing that shift.