29 Jun '15, 10pm

Commentary: The Power of Innovation

Commentary (Photo: Staff Illustration) 4 CONNECT 24 TWEET 7 LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Recently, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Silicon Valley hoping to help the nation's capital tap the innovative spirit of the world's digital capital. He met with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, power-brunched with the financial seers at Andreessen Horowitz and lectured at Stanford. His access to Big Digital is natural since he represents Big Government. But Carter, who is a remarkable role model himself, may have missed something important. Government doctrine that "bigger is better" is a cultural trope, repeated so often that government big shots only think of corporate big shots when trying to solve a problem. Sometimes, the biggest challenges should be placed in the hands of the smallest innovators, the very sort who laid the groundwork for Silicon's Big Digital. As the CEO of...

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