10 Lessons on Growing Innovation from the "Davos for Doers"

July 27, 2012 By Victor W. Hwang

Last week, a remarkable thing happened. 400 people from 49 countries gathered in Silicon Valley for an ambitious vision.

They convened to do something that had never been attempted before: to reinvent the whole notion of economic growth, by shifting the focus from subsidizing individual projects to growing entire ecosystems of vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation. We call such systems Rainforests. And rather than just talk in the abstract, attendees actually worked on building real Rainforest solutions, in-person and in real-time. We literally watched hundreds of “Rainforest Makers” in action. It was like a Davos for Doers.


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