Excellent articles worth reading. The first talks about how we measure innovation. Always a difficult topic. Can innovation be measured? “Yes, yes and Yes” sites the author. McKinsey argues that innovation impact can be measured, and even provides some metrics.
The second article talks about the potential need for a national strategy on Innovation. To quote:
With a national strategy, as well as efforts to seed creative chaos from the bottom up, the Obama administration could put America on the right path for the long term. Unleashing, channeling, and connecting millions of innovative minds across all regions, all disciplines, and all walks of life is the most important form of long-term stimulus the president can provide. It is the key to nurturing our national coral reef.