Blue Sky Mining
Building Australia's Next Billion Dollar Industries
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Australia’s lasting success will be defined by its ability to create new technology based industries. We’ll have to compete and most importantly innovate on level playing fields with the best in the world, from developed and developing economies. The problem is that Australia’s innovation ecosphere is on the brink of collapse. This book is a prescriptive call to arms for all Australian ecosphere participants to effect the change that this country needs to prosper—now. It draws on the highest-impact practices that are pervasively used in Silicon Valley. It’s written for government, universities, financiers, entrepreneurs, established business owners looking to expand into new markets and anyone interested in understanding why Silicon Valley has been so successful in creating new industries and commercializing innovation over decades. For entrepreneurs or business leaders competing with Silicon Valley-based startups and companies, it’s also a window into what gives them their competitive edge. This book will spark controversy, but it’s time this story was told.
Being "First World" Isn
Australia: Booming. Brilliant. Rich. And on the verge of total innovation collapse.
Adrian Turner's BLUE SKY MINING is a fascinating study of the real roots of innovation. It shows that even a technologically-advanced, liberal western democracy with a booming economy can't count on innovation to just "happen". All the ingredients need to be in the kitchen, and if you're out of certain ingredients - sorry buddy, but that soufflé just isn't going to rise.
Adrian's arguments are lucid, undeniable, compelling, and more than a little scary. A great read for anyone interested in transplanting silicon valley magic overseas.