Rural Survival

Network-driven innovation is the most important single factor creating economic growth today:

  • Innovation has created two-thirds of all economic growth (study: 2000-2008, UK)
  • The face of Innovation is networked:
    • The Internet accounts for 21% of all global GDP growth among developed nations
    • Facebook is now worth more than Walmart, the world’s largest retailer
    • Apple, Microsoft and Google top the list of most valued companies in US — and their activity is innovation, not new research; they do not make new discoveries.