8 Tips for High-Tech From Around the World

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   7/12/2012 6:34:16 PM
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Mark: So much good stuff here. As I was reading your tips, I was also thinking of the barriers to implementing them. The word "politics" and/or "elections" comes to mind. On one hand, you have a politician that supports the ideas that you outline in your blog. On the other, implementing these will alienate one or more constituencies important to re-election. As I watch the US presidential campaign progress (or regress) I see compromises being made every day to win votes, versus being the right thing to do for voters. Shouldn't they be the same thing?

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tirlapur   7/13/2012 3:23:15 AM
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The word "politics" and/or "elections" comes to mind.

@Barbara, very true. Politics is one major hindrance to grwoth. For example India is planning to setup a fab from last so many years but the idea is still on papers. Government is not taking any major steps like infrastrcture building to build the fab.

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Wale Bakare   7/13/2012 11:19:46 AM
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@tirlapur, i agree with you. Many developing nations are too slow - may be due to management and corruptions. You could take a tour to other region, infact, you will be amazed at acceleration of growth there inspite of governments' nonchallant behaviours towards implementation of policies. There are some rising star nations in Africa worthy of looking at.  

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Barbara Jorgensen   7/13/2012 12:17:19 PM
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I just re-read the following and got a big LOL:

"Governments have created agencies dedicated to optimizing government so as to not squander any resources. "

In my state, and possibly throughout the US, government exists to perpetuate itself. The agencies that seek to optimize government are just ceating more government jobs. I get the concept--it's a good one--but in reality, the agency that's created to watch another agency probably needs watching--by yet another agency...

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Locall production can simlify the logistic issues.
Jacob   7/16/2012 3:33:50 AM
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Mark, your first point is very much valid, especially in terms of 'economic'. That's the one reason most of the companies are opening their production facilities, where raw materials are abundantly available. Local production of the associated components can help the manufacturing facility inorder to reduce cost and avoid hectic logistic issues.



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