Rainforest Rev: An Argument for Arguing and Courageous Leadership

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The Latest News on Innovation Ecosystems – How Do We Create Innovative Environments in Companies, Communities and Countries?

Let’s All Have a Good Argument
Alistair Brett, International Technology Commercialization Advisor for T2 Venture Creation, from the Innovation Rainforest Blog
Sometimes the best ideas emerge from an atmosphere of confrontation and debate — a state “dis-equilibrium” in which the butterfly effect can magnify small actions through a positive cycle of self-reinforcement. Read more here.

Innovation and Courageous Leadership
Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
History shows that the essential traits and practices that lead to courageous innovation are nothing new. Read more here.
The Hidden Benefits of Keeping Teams Intact
Harvard Business Review
An extensive 7-year study proves “team familiarity” accounts for a group’s effectiveness far more than previously imagined. Read more here.
Foreign Startups in Silicon Valley Still a Rarity
ZD Net
Building relationships that lead to sustained funding can prove difficult for foreign entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley’s close-knit culture. Read more here.

Fostering a More Entrepreneurial City 
Andy Stoll at TEDxRedding (Video)
Startup guru Andy Stoll extolls the ability of cities to spur ideas and create the kind of innovation community that enables entrepreneurs to thrive. See more here.

How to Encourage U.S. Inventions
The Washington Post
The Washington Post chooses the best ideas from its readers for boosting American innovation. Read more here.

A Tipping Point For Hong Kong Startups Looms
Observers are cautiously optimistic about Hong Kong’s remarkable innovation bubble.
Read more here

Hungry for Innovation: Budapest is a New Terminal for Startups
The Huffington Post
A new generation of Hungarian startups is poised to join the likes of Prezi, LogMeIn, and Ustream as Budapest steadily becomes a tech oasis. Read more here.

Can Silicon Valley Ever Be Replicated in London?
The Spectator
According to varying sources, the East London Tech City project is either a dazzling success or a monumental waste of money. Read more here.

South Korean Startups Get a Little Help from Silicon Valley

Nasdaq (video)
The South Korean government partners with Google to help local startups engage global markets. See more here.

Create an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship
Even a region like Eastern Kentucky – known more for its coalmines than its cleanrooms – can benefit by supporting its local innovation community. Read more here.
Silicon Valley VC view: 5 Reasons Why Seattle Will Become a Hub of Business Cloud Services
Seattle has an attractive tech ecosystem. Will the resulting startups live up to its promise? Read more here.


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