industrial revolution

A Quote by Umair Haque on industrial revolution, innovation, efficiency, and productivity

The revolution needs revolutionaries. Today’s investors, boardrooms and entrepreneurs are looking for value in all the wrong places. Facebook's game of musical chairs won't solve big economic problems - and neither will making token investments in greentech.

Where is the next industrial revolution crying out for revolutionaries? Simple: in industries dominated by clear, durable, structural barriers to efficiency and productivity.

Umair Haque

Source: A Manifesto for the Next Industrial Revolution: http://discussionleader.hbsp.com/haque/2008/06/a_manifesto_for_the_next_indus_1.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Umair Haque on innovation and industrial revolution

The next industrial revolution begins here. What happens when we think of using new DNA to reorganize structurally inefficient industries? A blueprint for the next industrial revolution emerges. Here’s what it looks like.

Organize the world's hunger.
Organize the world’s energy.
Organize the world’s thirst.
Organize the world's health.
Organize the world's freedom.
Organize the world's finance.
Organize the world's education.

That's not an exhaustive list - it's just a beginning. In fact, let's open source it: please add to it ("organize the world's xyz"), and we'll keep an index here or elsewhere.

What's important is the logic behind the list. Let's make that as razor-sharp as possible.

Organize: to transform DNA, not lower-value technology. The world's: to have a global impact; to be able to scale to global levels. Hunger, health: some measure of economic well-being: to radically change the world for the better.

If you're a startup, and your elevator pitch isn’t shaped by this blueprint; if you're an investor, and your portfolio isn't full of companies like this; if you’re a corporate boardroom, and you're not refocusing and restructuring to meet these new challenges – here’s the bottom line: the next industrial revolution has your name written all over it.

Umair Haque

Source: A Manifesto for the Next Industrial Revolution: http://discussionleader.hbsp.com/haque/2008/06/a_manifesto_for_the_next_indus_1.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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