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June 12, 2006



hi Jose

thanks for link in great haste looks very interesting, if controversial in places


old world media still projecting old world habits/values. New York Times, 'A Life Between Jobs'

People still defined by employment rather than who they are. Otherwise why should this article be 'news'?

Sheila Robinson

Business start up/incubation is a numbers game, and this article tracks why so much of that has been effective in the US over the past 50 years. There are a lot of centres of excellence outside the US and they aren't all promoting US style business development (which was designed to support GE in the first place). Scottish Enterprise has done ok at developing insight into the process, and gets a fair number of representatives into the World Bank as a consequence. NZ does ok on that level too.

This article offers an alternative approach, Mondragon in Spain is still held up as a shining example. And the Manchester co-op is a £6bn t/o organisation thats been around for 100 years or so.

There are also industry sectors like aerospace, F1, biotech, digital which spawn hugely successful international clusters.

Its not just volume that creates the leading edge organisations, its quality.

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