The tech industry’s “fail fast, fail often” mantra has proven successful in pumping out world-changing innovations in record time. The faster one figures out what doesn’t work, the faster one can get to something that does. Failure is a good thing that is a natural consequence of the innovation process.
Peter Thiel, the legendary co-founder of PayPal, says that the greatest threat to technological growth in America is a culture that embraces conformity. “I worry that the conformity problem is worse today than it was in the ‘50s,” said Thiel at an event hosted by the Mercatus Center.
Edward Luce writes in the Financial Times that “American’s politics is remarkable for its resistance to new ideas.” Luce contrasts this way of thinking to the sort that percolates in the
The increasing complexity of global business is requiring new skill sets to build a more competitive workforce. Many schools are adapting their curriculums to meet these demands, but how are they changing the ways students and teachers engage and interact with new information?
Five years ago, there were no startup incubators in New York City.
The Big Apple could hardly be called a hotbed for new innovation, as its economy still relied heavily on big corporations and the financial sector.