创新还是停滞

迪拜—公司就像人,会变老。在初生期,它们规模很小,渴望生存,动力来自年轻的能量和新思维。它们竞争、扩张、成熟,并最终衰亡,只有极少数能成为例外。政府也是如此:它们也可能失去年轻人的饥饿感和雄心,放任自己沉迷于自满。

考虑以下事实:1955年的《财富》500强公司只有11%今天仍然存在,与此同时,保持前500强地位的平均持续时间从75年下降到15年。在这个快速变化的时代,落后就会变得不再重要——这不过是一瞬间的事。政府变老的国家和过时的公司面临同样的命运。它们的选择很简单,要么创新,要么变得不重要。

国家竞争力竞赛和市场中的公司竞争一样激烈。国家竞争全球化世界中的投资、人才、增长和机会,而那些被这场竞赛淘汰的国家拱手让出最宝贵的奖励:人力发展、繁荣和人民的幸福。

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