Grow­ing a Rain­for­est

I have been read­ing a book rec­om­mended to me by Lisa Kuut­tila, pres­i­dent and CEO of STC.UNM. It’s titled, “The Rain­for­est: The Secret to Build­ing the Next Sil­i­con Val­ley,” — The Rain For­est Book — and is a story in which authors and ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists Vic­tor Hwang and Greg Horowitz com­pare the rapid blos­som­ing of Sil­i­con Val­ley to the spon­ta­neous sprout­ing con­di­tions of the rain­for­est. This frag­ile, diver­gent envi­ron­ment does not con­trol or plan the emer­gence of new species, but rather cre­ates con­di­tions that allow the ecosys­tem to spawn robust life forms that com­pete suc­cess­fully in unimag­ined ways. Read it here.