Don't do this at home

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

When Apple comes knocking on your door to help out your school system, don't send them away and tell them they are "half-baked".

That's the amazing story of what happened in Cleveland recently. Read more.

It occurs to me that we are witnessing a generational gap in Cleveland.

If your economic development strategy is led by people who barely understand the intricacies of e-mail, chances are they are not aware of the dramatic changes sweeping the national economy. Sadly, Cleveland's civic leadership has developed a reputation for both insularity and arrogance. After reading the story of Apple, it's not surprising to see how this perception emerges.

The message to EDPros: Diversifying the age of your leadership is more important now than ever.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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