Menu
Jeff Goldblum Stars in funny GE Link Ad

Jeff Goldblum Stars in funny GE Link Ad

iPhone 6c is possible as iPhone 5c Sales Surge

iPhone 6c is possible as iPhone 5c Sales Surge

Pee-Wee Herman stars in New TV on the Radio Video

Pee-Wee Herman stars in New TV on the Radio Video

Windows 10 Preview Download Release is Today

Windows 10 Preview Download Release is Today

William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy to Star in New Volkswagen e-Golf Commercial

William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy to Star in New Volkswagen e-Golf Commercial

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year

Jan 2 2014, 11:31am CST | by , in News

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year
Photo Credit: Forbes
 
 
Full Story

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year

Since this is a time when many of us set new goals for the upcoming year, I thought about what a New Year’s resolution for the U.S economy would look like. As I am reflecting on the discussions I had with business leaders, policymakers, academics and economists in 2013, it’s clear to me that America needs to do one thing in particular to maintain its global economic competitiveness:

We need to increase our innovation capacity to capture new trends, take advantage of emerging technologies, re-energize our manufacturing sector, provide opportunities to disconnected populations, and accelerate the pace at which we grow our businesses and create jobs.

In 2013, as I took a close look at how my own organization operates, I spend a lot of time thinking about what makes companies great; how we can leverage the diversity of our workforce;  what it means for companies to innovate, grow and succeed; and what will shape the future of American manufacturing.

I had the pleasure to discuss these topics in roundtable discussions with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the Secretary of the Treasury, at an inclusion summit at Stanford University, and at a manufacturing roundtable discussion at Brookings, among many other events.

One of the key ideas I take away from 2013 is that America’s ability to innovate will have to be driven by authentic leaders committed to creating values-based, inclusive organizations. Personally, I examined what type of leader I want to be and how I can successfully balance my work and private life.

In 2014, NorTech’s focus will be on helping businesses and research institutions accelerate the pace of innovation in Northeast Ohio. I will spend much time here writing about strategies that can make this happen for companies, institutions and regions across the country. As always, I welcome your thoughtful insights.

In the meantime, I’d like to share with you my recent TEDx talk titled, “Getting A GRIP On Innovation.” It captures some of the things I outlined above:

Have a happy and successful new year!

~Rebecca

Source: Forbes

Updates

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/31" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Volkswagen XL Sport Concept Car Stuns at Paris Motor Show
Volkswagen XL Sport Concept Car Stuns at Paris Motor Show
VW just dropped a huge bomb with the reveal of the Volkswagen XL Sport Concept Car. It looks like an awesome sportscar, but only runs on a 2-cylinder engine.
 
 
Pau Gasol Gives Credit to Joakim Noah for Joining Chicago Bulls
Pau Gasol Gives Credit to Joakim Noah for Joining Chicago Bulls
New Chicago Bulls center Paul Gasol gives credit to Joakim Noah for becoming a new member of the team.
 
 
Kirk Cousins Needs Improvement on 3rd Down Situations
Kirk Cousins Needs Improvement on 3rd Down Situations
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, who threw four interceptions in the 45-14 loss to the New York Giants on Sept. 25, must improve on third down situations. According to CSN Washington, his passer rating of 44.4 on third down is the worst among starting NFL quarterbacks this season.
 
 
Steve Smith on Release From Carolina Panthers: 'It Was Personal'
Steve Smith on Release From Carolina Panthers: 'It Was Personal'
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith opened up about his release from the Carolina Panthers on Charlotte radio station WFNZ on Oct. 1. Smith said, "It was personal" and felt he "was stabbed in the back."