Rainforest Rev: Lawrence of Arabia and Human SystemsPosted: September 23, 2014
Global Innovation Summit + Week 2015 is coming. The world’s largest gathering of “ecosystem builders” happens in Silicon Valley on Feb. 16-20, 2015. Early bird 40% discount ends Sept. 30.
THE BIG PICTURE
Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
Innovation lessons from the risk-taking, inventive, and successful life of the man known as Lawrence of Arabia. Read more here.
A short video presentation by Ade Mabogunje, T2 Venture Creation Advisor and Co-Creator of Rainforest Architects, on the co-evolution of tools and human systems that informed his work with visionary tech inventor Douglas Engelbart. Watch video here.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Even an institution as conservative as Harvard Medical School is exploring new ways to spur innovation within the ranks of its researchers, including an “ideas challenge” issued to more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students, and an “open innovation” experiment at an affiliated translational science center. Read more here.
UP Global (blog)
A slideshow report explores five critical ingredients for entrepreneurial ecosystems: talent, density, culture, capital, and regulatory environment. Read more here.
Young people are increasingly pursuing entrepreneurship as an alternative to a more traditional career path — and even as a substitute for higher educations. See more here.
THE LATEST NEWS
A new English-language tech blog in Iran covers the nation’s startup scene in the hopes of encouraging its entrepreneurs. Read more here.
The French capital makes halting progress toward its goal of joining the world’s first-tier tech centers. Read more here.
Seattle’s latest tech hub is a 20,000 square-foot co-working space inside the region’s largest university. Read more here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2014 University Economic Development Association Annual Summit — Higher Education as a Catalyst for Economic Development: INNOVATION + INSPIRATION + IMPACT
September 28 – October 1, 2014 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
The University of New Mexico’s economic development objectives are fostering a Rainforest in the Desert. The idea is based on the rainforest model for innovation systems (developed by serial entrepreneurs and investors Victor Hwang and Greg Horowitt).