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Innovation for Jobs: I4J According to Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, “The American workforce has more than 100 million full-time employees. One-third of those employees are … engaged at work. They love their jobs and make their organization and America better every day. At the other end, 16% of employees are actively disengaged — they are miserable in the workplace and destroy what the most engaged employees build. The remaining.. Read More
Taiwan Silicon Valley Innovation Center President Tsai of Taiwan came to Silicon Valley to open a new center devoted to innovation and entrepreneurship between the two countries. It is an example of how regions are working to improve their competitiveness by seeking out and leveraging the best global partners and resources, including venture capital. Below is a summary of the comments I made at the ceremony.
Law of Accelerating Cost Executive Summary: America’s economic growth has been in decline for decades and some feel nothing can be done. The “Law of Accelerating Cost” (LAC) postulates that to maintain economic growth as a constant percent of GDP, exponentially more R&D resources over time are required. We have not been making these investments since the 1970s. These resources can be effectively obtained in three ways: Increased federal and.. Read More
“Do you have a value-creation playbook?” “No.” The Drucker Forum, led by Richard Straub, is one of the world’s most important conferences on innovation and entrepreneurship. It honours Peter Drucker, the genius who laid the foundations for modern management. Each November it is held in Vienna, Austria where Peter Drucker was born in 1909. Many of the world’s thought leaders and practitioners are there to share progress on these increasingly important.. Read More
A Defining Convergence This video is of the President’s Distinguished Lecture I gave at Stevens University on October 5th 2016. It is often said that the key to innovative success is to fail fast. That is wrong. It is also misleading and dispiriting. The key to innovative success is to learn, search, discover, and create fast. Value creation is a branch of the learning sciences. Graduates are entering a turbulent.. Read More