Saturday, September 17, 2011

More fiddling, more disappointments …

An article on a major local news site summarized statements by the CEO of an organization promoting startups. The CEO stated that our relatively small state economy was well positioned to becoming a leading entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and that our state officials understand that fostering entrepreneurship will drive economic prosperity.

Putting our eggs in this basket is very likely to turn out the same as previous "Economic and Community Development" initiatives which have produced little relative ranking change. Our state is not a world-class super-power and is not going to be one.

The real fundamental problem is that these brains are living in yesterday and aren't willing to do what it takes to prepare for the road ahead. They talk and write as if they have no idea what economic development is. The idea of community may not be what it once was. Everything depends on the content of the human brain—knowing what to pursue and do in an unfolding world.

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