Visionary 2009: Judy Estrin says innovation is in trouble

Judy Estrin, one of Silicon Valley's top entrepreneurs, she continues to sound warnings that innovation is in danger because of fundamental structural problems.She spoke at the SDForum Visionary Awards 2009.

Judy Estrin, one of Silicon Valley's top entrepreneurs, she continues to sound warnings that innovation is in danger because of fundamental structural problems.

She spoke at the SDForum Visionary Awards 2009. She was one of four recepients of the annual awards.

p>"What I've been struck by, and concerned by, is that although everybody seems to understand that we have significant structural problems, few are willing to acknowledge their role in the solution. Each group tends to point to someone else that needs to change. The VCs need to take more risk, Wall Street needs to be less short-term focused, government is too involved, government is not involved enough... This is natural because change is hard. But isn't innovation and change what this valley is all about?"

She said that there is a need for "sustainable innovation" so that our future generations, our children, can experience a quality of life at least as good as we have had.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNOEZM6kpk
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