Saturday, October 15, 2011

Blah, blah, blah

If the U.S. is to recover from its doldrums, it seems, innovation will need to take center stage once again.

This is a lofty goal, and by all accounts, the summit's participants only got incrementally closer to it. Days were spent tossing out suggestions, not crafting and polishing a game plan. At times, the scene even recalled the leaderless potpourri of Occupy Wall Street, another group of earnest problem-solvers struggling to focus their energies to a single point. But the summit’s organizers say this week's events were less a self-contained process than a jumping-off point for something bigger.

"A lot of ideas are just stewing right now," said Dan Bierenbaum, a senior research associate at the Batten Institute at UVA's Darden School of Business, which arranged the summit.

This week was about "planting seeds," Bierenbaum told The Huffington Post....

In a few weeks, the group will finalize and publish a mission statement -- tentatively known as a Declaration of Innovation, in a nod to Thomas Jefferson’s most famous piece of writing.

After that, it’s not clear what will happen. A summit attendee told HuffPost that once the Declaration is finished, its authors -- a handful of participants from the original group who attended the summit -- will try to circulate it among politicians, federal agencies, business leaders and anyone else who might be interested in a road map for generating economic growth and a culture of creativity.

This is right out of a Scott Adams Dilbert cartoon.


Hugo Heden said...

Something like this?

Matt Franko said...

Doesnt 'innovation' usually result in productivity gains? How does that create jobs?

Leaving it up to the 'Invisible Hand' again?

More 'magical thinking' Tom...

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