Summary of Government – Investor, Risk-Taker, Innovator

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Government – Investor, Risk-Taker, Innovator  summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

7

Qualities

  • Innovative

Recommendation

Economist Mariana Mazzucato debunks the notion that privately funded firms are unconstrained and innovative, while public agencies struggle with the binds of bureaucracy. Using the iPhone as an example, Mazzucato explains how government agencies engineered the device’s revolutionary innovations. getAbstract suggests her impassioned train of thought to those responsible for establishing public-private partnerships – the secret to “dynamic capitalism.”

About the Speaker

Economist Mariana Mazzucato is a professor at the University of Sussex.

 

Summary

Many people assume that private sector funding promotes innovation and commercialization, while projects and companies receiving public support suffer due to conservative attitudes and layers of bureaucracy. The public discourse perpetuates this assumption. Many people view great innovators such as Apple’s Steve Jobs as dynamic, groundbreaking cowboys unfettered by traditional ways of doing things. The media echo this sentiment, often describing the public sector as a behemoth that strangles creativity. This narrative encourages innovation policy makers to assign the state the task of financing the fundamentals...


More on this topic

Related TED Link

By the same author

What Is Economic Value and Who Creates It?
9
The Value of Everything
8
Capitalism’s Greatest Weakness?
8

Customers who read this summary also read

Here’s How We Take Back the Internet
9
How Cryptocurrency Can Help New Companies Get Investment Capital
8
Customer Expectations Push Brands to Do Better
7
Why Jobs of the Future Won't Feel Like Work
8
Reducing Corruption Takes a Specific Kind of Investment
8
You May Be Accidentally Investing in Cigarette Companies
8

Related Channels

Comment on this summary