I was delighted to attend a fascinating lecture by Craig Barrett, ex-CEO of Intel, on Monday February 8th at the Royal Irish Academy. Dr Barrett outlined his advice to Ireland if the country wishes to pursue its stated ambition of becoming a pre-eminent 21st century knowledge economy. His advice, delivered in his simple and direct style was organised into 3 pillars that needs to be in place for a smart economy to thrive:
1. Smart People
2. Smart Ideas
3. Right Environment (as created by Government Policy)
See more on Dr. Barrett’s speech at:
Dr. Barrett’s parting words for the country were – “If you want to win, you must choose to compete”.