Rainforest Rev: Human Capital and Celebrities’ Secret InvesmentsPosted: September 4, 2015
THE BIG PICTURE
World Economic Forum
Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. To unlock human capital, governments, business leaders, educational institutions and individuals must each understand better the global talent value chain. Read more here.
An ecosystem is a nonlinear complex adaptive system, and is therefore not the sum of its parts. It constantly adapts to changes in the environment – often in unexpected ways. Within the system there are dynamic networks of interconnections, and creation, destruction, survival and evolution. Read more here.
The Washington Post
A growing number of Hollywood actors and musicians who have turned their attention up north in recent years, pouring their personal wealth into some of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups. Read more here.
The Globe and Mail
In Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why, he pushes readers to discover their purpose, cause, or belief that inspires them to do what they do. To better understand the connection between passion, innovation, and a clear “why” is to help you to gain clarity on why your company exists. Read more here.
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Adobe puts the creative process in a box, packed with exercises, suggestions, and a checklist of six steps. Each box contains a set of actions that employees complete to reach the next level. This makes the concept of innovation a lot less abstract. Read more here.
The rise in entrepreneurship in Rwanda was planned. By 2009, entrepreneurship classes were mandatory in secondary school. The government also runs workshops, radio programs and contests aimed at promoting entrepreneurialism. Strong entrepreneurship is equated with patriotism and nation-building. Read more here.
Georgia is beating out previous frontrunners like California and Texas. Georgia is now No. 1 in clean-energy employment growth. Conservatives and left-leaning environmental groups pushed the state legislatures to support third-party solar-panel leasing. Read more here.
The Wall Street Journal
Japan raised the pressure on companies to hire more women and promote them to management, a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ’s efforts to revive an economy hobbled by a shrinking population. Read more here.