Fueling Long Term G-Local Innovation
by Simone Cicero on Oct 25, 2012
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On Tuesday the 23rd of October, I had the honor and pleasure to speak on the subject of gLocality and innovation at the Udine’s DITEDI (District of Digital Technologies) born in a corner of Italy ...
On Tuesday the 23rd of October, I had the honor and pleasure to speak on the subject of gLocality and innovation at the Udine’s DITEDI (District of Digital Technologies) born in a corner of Italy where the concentration of companies that are somehow involved in innovation and digital is awesome, one of the largest in Europe.
During my speech, I first introduced the correlation between the digitization of the economy, democratization, cooperation and resilience (in a context of access to resources that will become increasingly problematic in the future) and then moved on to the topic of companies transformation.
Generating a more resilient culture of entrepreneurship, striving for a "Future Proof Enterprise" (I already dealt with this in the past) the very same long term business that Fred Wilson is teaching in the Valley thanks to its "How to stay in business Forever " skillshare class: this is the innovation to look for right now.
This innovation quest, however, passes not only trough the acquisition of new learning tools, (such as lean thinking and agile practice) but also trough a more or less radical cultural change as local administrators have correctly guessed during the introduction.
I finished with three clear rules to be followed:
enable cross-fertlizzation through physically and logically shared creative contexts (such as Coworking, Fablabs or Hackerspaces)
focus on your own unique culture, nurture local, trustable relations and seek for local impact,in the long-term
foster an entrepreneurial mindset and teach job creation rather than job search (“make a job”).
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