Just posted on the document page of the AIWG website are:
- Talking Points – these outline key issues for discussion with leaders of various “sectors” (design companies, manufacturing companies, government, etc.)
- Updated Summary – an updated summary of the issues and the Innovation Commons (i.e. the “2 pager”).
We greatly welcome any and all comments – either via the website or privately via email – on these new items. – IF
Great example of the innovation commons applied to health care in Aneesha Chopra’s (US CTO) speech to the Commonwealth Club of California. -SP
Rana Foroohar in Newsweek “How to Build Again” (July 10, 2010) discusses the need to rebalance our economy – including adjusting the mix of services (70%) versus manufacturing (11%). Her summary of the Council on Competitiveness and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu joint report “2010 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index”, is that innovation not labor costs is the primary factor that determines a country’s success in manufacturing. Labor costs is the second factor, followed by energy costs (which she argues we need a national policy). She goes on to suggest vocational eduction funding along with immigration reform for skilled individuals.
Andy Grove, former CEO and Chairman of Intel, writes in Businessweek about how companies have lost both their competitiveness and American jobs by moving manufacturing (capacity to “scale up”) off-shore. He discuss the need to rebuild our “industrial commons” through national policy even if it requires an import tax.