Ecologies of innovation
I just saw a reference by Mitch Kapor to "ecologies of innovation", whatever that really is.
Maybe it's a reference to an "ecosystem of innovation" or an "ecosystem for innovation".
Whatever it is, I suspect that we entrepreneurs need to get a lot more of it.
In any case, from my perspective the question is what technologies and tools are needed to support such ecologies or ecosystems. My belief is that intelligent software agent technology will fit at least part of the bill. But I'm sure it's much more than technologies and tools and involves a revamp of culture and values.
The real bottom line is that we each are responsible for creating and nurturing our own "ecologies of innovation."
-- Jack Krupansky