Quotes of the week

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Here are some of the best quotes from last week

"Early child development is economic development with a very high public return. I want to stress that it's a public return. I want to stress that it's an economic return." Art Rolnick, research director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Read more.

"The ability to understand, lead, and deal with the consequences of innovation will be one of the most important determinants of the success of the next generation of business leaders." George G. Daly, new dean of the business school at Georgetown University. Read more.

"The culture has not changed, and it won't until people are outraged and there are consequences.'' Mary Anne Sharkey, Ohio Governor Taft's former communications director commenting on the government corruption scandals that have enveloped the Taft administration. Read more.

“I would bet that not many people in this room knew we made coil silica in Southeast Iowa. And I would bet that not many people knew what coil silica is. My point is that there is a lot of that going on in Southeast Iowa....I have one customer within 200 miles of Keokuk." Brad Feket, an executive with Chemcraft in Keokuk, IA commenting on the emerging innovation economy in Southeast Iowa. (An innovation economy is emerging all over the U.S., but few people are seeing it.) Read more.

"The embers are here, there's just not enough oxygen." Duncan Moore of The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester commenting on the importance of building more collaborations to accelerate innovation in Rochester. Read more.

"In order to have a skilled workforce to draw on now and in the future, Michigan's education system needs to improve at all levels." Chuck Hadden, vice president of government affairs for the Michigan Manufacturers Association. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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