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Google CEO Heads Obama's Innovation Team

CJW, June 24, 2010 10:41 AM


"Innovation has been essential to our prosperity in the past,
and it will be essential to our prosperity in the future"

                                                                      - President Obama

"We are broken. 
The entrepreneurial eco-system is broken
because we don't have equity and we're not taking risks in the market."
                                                                      - Judy Estrin, CEO, JLabs

The Daily Beast reports on the "7 sharpest moments" of a meeting led by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, "convening a panel of 25 renowned technology, innovation and science experts in D.C. yesterday at the behest of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology - a fancy name for Obama's innovation task force."

"So what did some of the smartest people in the country tell Schmidt to relay to Obama? The Daily Beast listened in on the pow-wow, and captured some of the panelists' suggestions."

Some fabulous insights, such as:

"Inventors are sharing, sharing across disciplines, and that should be recognized."

Check out full story, "Eric Schmidt's SWAT Team," HERE.

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