Innovation Introspection

I’ve believed for a number of years that Canada, an historical innovator in the telecom sector (among others), has been falling behind in advancing it’s position. It seems I am not alone in this thinking.

Creativity falling behind?

The Globe and Mail recently ran an article by Sara Diamond (of the Ontario College of Art and Design) that questions whether OHANL is falling behind in our ability to both deploy the technology and perhaps create leadership within the industry.

Anyone care?

I’ve been concerned for years over the erosion of innovation in Canada. A small few organizations are worried about this also. The MaRS group, an innovation centre in Ontario has been attempting to lift the entrepreneurial spirit up. The Ivey School of Business last year created the position of Entrepreneur in Residence and has developed their MBA and HBA program to include an entrepreneurial component.

As a country are we really doing what it takes to develop creative leadership in the telecom industry—I think not.

Hold the presses…

I just notice that over at Telecom Trends , Mark Golberg, a long time friend, has commented on this G&M article also.

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