Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Michael Porter outdated at European Presidency Conference on Innovations and Clusters


Outdated slide from Michael Porters presentation the European Presidency Conference on Innovations and Clusters in Stockholm.
I’m at the European Presidency Conference on Innovations and Clusters in Stockholm. It’s the usual bunch of talking policy heads. Currently Michael E. Porter, Professor at Harvard, is having a lecture on “Clusters, Innovation and Competitiveness”, so boring the watches stops. But that’s ok, he’s an academic. It was very U.S. centric and I can take that too. What irritates me though, is that he is using 11 year old slides and data. And still he has opinions about how we run things in Europe.
He charges more than 100,000 USD plus expenses and is so ignorant of the audience not to understan who you are talking to. For my part, he’s a has-been. Overripe. Nothing new and what he says is not supported in reality.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ashish said...

You should have told him so at the conference instead of whining about it on your blog

12:14 PM  
Blogger Vassili said...

Question is, was his comments on Europe valid or not?
Given that the US and Japan are still way ahead in terms of innovation, perhaps it is only natural that we see the wake of US efforts :)

11:45 AM  
Blogger steph.52 said...

You should see Professor Stephane Garelli, He is less of a yank and better adapted to European Markets and Guess what he charges 1 tenth of the fee Porter demands. See His website at www.garelli.ch or at IMD.ch

5:00 PM  

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