Global Smarts: Cue the Innovation Generation
I wrote this week's essay while preparing to lead the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Kansas City at the Kauffman Foundation. The Congress brought together organizations that will again lead Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16 - 22) to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Here is the lead:
If you ever pick up the Wall Street Journal, you have probably seen a series of IBM Smarter Planet advertisements. These intrigued me and I clicked further. The innovators behind the Smarter Planet campaign want to improve highly complex global systems by connecting solutions. With the message that getting smarter is possible across all our systems, they are looking for more efficient systems for electricity grids, water and waste management, roadways, health care and many other operations that impact our quality of life. After being focused by weeks of heavy headlines on economic recovery, I found IBM’s message of being smarter energizing.
Now read the rest.