Rainforest Rev: Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule?


Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule

The Silicon Valley’s historian looks back to the past to envision its bright future – with Steve Job’s help. Three historical forces — technical, cultural, and financial — created Silicon Valley. Read more here.

But I’m not sexist – right?

Janet Crawford, Co-Creator of Rainforest Architects and Advisor of T2 Venture Creation, from The Guardian
Businesses need to stop equating masculine characteristics with leadership and represent women in more than just supporting roles. Ending gender inequity is a challenge that involves us all. We may not be to blame for the problem, but we are all responsible for the solution. Read more here.

Can Sherlock Holmes help us make decisions?

Alistair Brett, International Technology Commercialization Advisor for T2 Venture Creation, from the Innovation Rainforest Blog
In non-linear complex (Rainforest) systems wicked problems are the norm and deduction cannot be used. Forming an acceptable good reason that can be defended if they fail to hold up against a challenge will typically involve drawing non-deductive conclusions from observations. Read more here.

Regenerative Capitalism 

Capital Institute
A multitude of innovators and entrepreneurs around the world are experimenting with practical ways to reimagine capitalism so that it works for all levels of society, as well as for the planet. Read more here.

Millennials leaving government over lack of innovation, study finds

Federal News Radio
Agencies more willing to take on innovative projects and ideas are more likely to get the attention of millennials looking for jobs, according to a follow-up study to the 2014 Best Places to Work report. Read more here.


What Can Latin America Learn from the Israeli Open Innovation Ecosystem?

Cristina Pombo, a friend and collaborator of T2 Venture Creation, from Inter-American Development Bank
Israel decided to take the path of innovation and entrepreneurship that combined both public and private investment. Israel continues to increase its spending in research and development. Read more here.

The Miracle of Minneapolis

The Atlantic
No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. Unlike America’s coastal megatropolises, Minneapolis doesn’t benefit from a proximity to other rich cities and their intermingling of commerce. Instead, it’s so far from other major metros that it’s a singular magnet for regional talent. Read more here.

An Incubator for Innovation

The New York Times
Silicon Valley, the nation’s engine for technical innovation, has turned its back on investments in clean technology. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has created a new kind of public-private model for commercialization to support entrepreneurial scientists. Read more here.

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