• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Álvaro Figueredo
  • 00:42    |    
    Why is innovation important for the economy?
  • 01:50    |    
    What is the definition of innovation?
  • 05:01    |    
    Luis Ayala's intervention
  • 05:01    |    
    What is the role of the innovator?
  • 06:47    |    
    Do innovators need to know about technology?
  • 08:00    |    
    Is being an innovator a matter of nature or nurture?
  • 09:44    |    
    Can you elaborate on how an individual can drive innovation within the limitations of a culture?
  • 13:13    |    
    Are there any trades of organizational culture that lead to foster innovation?
  • 15:53    |    
    How is the idea of innovation different from traditional management?
  • 17:09    |    
    What can Guatemalans learn from innovators abroad?
    • Investment in education
    • Investment in science and technology
    • Understanding local needs
    • Development of respect for intellectual property
  • 25:11    |    
    Do you think that innovators have to create a mechanism to protect his own idea?
  • 27:21    |    
    Is there an educational system that foster innovation?
  • 30:01    |    
    Final words
  • 30:11    |    
    Final credits

Innovation, Why Bother?

New Media  | 08 de agosto de 2013  | Vistas: 2686

Arnoud De Meyer elaborates on the topic of innovation. He defines the term and its components, and comments on the significance it has in an economy. In his opinion, an economy's growth and wealth are natural consequences of innovation, hence its importance. It is his belief that innovative management techniques and tools may be taught, however a regular practice is needed to obtain the advantage of knowledge and experience to tilt innovators’ odds of success.

When addressing the cultural stereotypes of countries that enable or hinder innovation, he gives encouragement to pursue a challenging attitude and stimulate change to overcome paradigms of limitations. De Meyer mentions actions that emerging countries have carried out to effectively and eventually innovate, such as massive investment in education, science, technology, and research, finding out and understanding the consumer’s needs, and promoting the defense of intellectual property.

He concludes with the advice for educational systems to teach students how to learn for them to take the learning journey in their own hands.


Arnoud De Meyer is president of Singapore Management University. Previously, he…


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