President Frank’s Weekly Perspective

Rain­for­est in the Desert.  Our keynote speaker for our eco­nomic devel­op­ment sum­mit in Sep­tem­ber was Vic­tor Hwang, author of The Rain­for­est: The Secret to Build­ing the Next Sil­i­con Val­ley. His premise is that inno­va­tion flour­ishes if you can cre­ate the right kind of eco-system that fos­ters cre­ativ­ity and entre­pre­neur­ship, and nour­ishes col­lab­o­ra­tion. We have been con­tin­u­ing to engage with Mr. Hwang to learn from his work around the world in pro­mot­ing eco­nomic devel­op­ment though the rain­for­est model. Read it here.