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?
Actions taken in Asia
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?

08 de agosto de 2013   | Vistas: 2671 |   Culture Economy Education Innovation

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 was Director of Judge Business School at the University…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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