Governments and businesses can benefit equally from re-imagining boundaries as outlined in my Slingshot Framework. It was my pleasure to be the keynote speaker and facilitator at the recent Innovation Forum in Trinidad and Tobago that brought together policy makers and entrepreneurs, and to meet with such political leaders as Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Planning Minister for Trinidad and Tobago.
Via the Trinidad Express:
This one word is how chairman of the Council for Competitiveness and Innovation (CCI) Richard Lewis yesterday described the pace of innovation and competitiveness in Trinidad and Tobago.
“The pace is slow because people feed off of the good times of the Government; they don’t really have to be super-competitive to be able to be in business. When things got tough in 1986 people became very innovative because they realised if they didn’t, there was no free lunch anymore. And maybe that’s not going to happen now but we need to get that mentality. We need to change our models,” he told the Express yesterday at the CCI’s Innovation Forum at the Hyatt Regency.
[Image via Trinidad Express.]