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May 19, 2015
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The Rainforest Revolution
News on growing ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship


THE BIG PICTURE


 

Innovation Begins And Ends In Idealism

By Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes 
Innovation is found in idealism, in the notion that we all live and work — and prosper — when we are focused on making the world a better place. Innovation comes from the ability to bring together seemingly contradictory or conflicting points of view and approaches to the world. Read more here.

 

What if the Key to Job Creation is Baseball?

By Mark Newberg, Advisor to T2 Venture Creation, from The Huffington Post
A new way to measure how many jobs, above a baseline, any particular investment or initiative might be expected to produce. Similar to baseball’s Wins Above Replacement, or WAR. Read more here.


Building an Innovation Ecosystem: A peek beneath the canopy

By Evan Haines on LinkedIn
Make unwritten rules of creative cultures clear to new and existing members and ensure that they foster the right kinds of behaviors. Create or encourage the formation of communities where trust prevails over negative social pressure that buries innovative thinking. Read more here.


The Coase Lecture: Hubbard Applies Physics to Law and Economics

The University Of Chicago Law School
A professor equates neoclassical economics to Newtonian mechanics, the set of physical laws that describe motion at a macro level but doesn’t hold true at the nano level, and behavioral economics to quantum mechanics, which deals with physical phenomena at the less predictable nano level. Read more here.


Hayek and Business Management

Arnold Kling blog
Government often tilts the scale in favor of large organizations. The high fixed cost of regulatory compliance is one factor. Government has been a key customer in industries like aerospace, information technology, and finance. Read more here.
 


THE LATEST NEWS


 

Cambodia: From Battlefield to Global Marketplace

Knowledge@Wharton
Today Cambodia is one of the most open economies in Asia, where starting a business is relatively easy and foreign-owned firms can operate without a local partner. Read more here.


Tech Start-Ups in India Attract Big Name Investors, and Money

The New York Times
Intense interest from prominent investors is helping to drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech start-ups. Read more here.


The rising number of female Egyptian entrepreneurs

BBC
Two key reasons behind the rise of female Egyptian entrepreneurs are a lack of public sector jobs, and continuing discrimination in the private sector job market. Read more here.


IN THIS ISSUE:



Innovation Begins And Ends In Idealism

What if the Key to Job Creation is Baseball?

Building an Innovation Ecosystem: A peek beneath the canopy

The Coase Lecture: Hubbard Applies Physics to Law and Economics

Hayek and Business Management

Cambodia: From Battlefield to Global Marketplace

Tech Start-Ups in India Attract Big Name Investors, and Money

The rising number of female Egyptian entrepreneurs

MEET PEOPLE IN THE RAINFOREST COMMUNITY


Victor Hwang
Innovation Ecosystems + Capital
Greg Horowitt
Ecosystem, Capital + Enterprise Architect
Henry Doss
Corporate Strategy + Leadership
Mark Newberg
Impact Investing + Policy
Joe Sterling 
Consulting + Strategy
Alistair Brett
Technology + Innovation Ecosystems
Ade Mabogunje, PhD
Venture Design
Janet Crawford
Biology + Human Ecosystems
Todd Johnston
Designer-in-Residence
Scott Gillespie
Ecosystem + Venture Architect
Neeraj Sonalkar, PhD
Design Research
Christina Wu
Marketing + Communication
Patsy Kahoe
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