Educate to innovate
Through InnovationTools, I came across an interesting interview with Paul Sloane. Here’s an extract:
"Our education system in the Western world does not encourage creativity or development of an entrepreneurial spirit. It encourages people to pass exams and to memorize until we regurgitate knowledge which is not what innovation is about.
Young people have a natural creativity and natural imagination but most school systems crush out a lot of those wonderful traits. Then when they enter the workforce it is often also discouraged because their ideas aren't sought, they aren't encouraged and they aren't challenged."