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Talpiot, NSA, Unit 8200, Pentagon, et al, engine of global innovation and entrepreneurship!

Without the military and defense the scale of innovation would not be the same. Look at what the internet did for the global economy contributing 100s of billions of dollars!

From WW2 to now and what’s impacting society and business the most is what the military does. The Pentagon, Talpiot, NSA, Unit 8200, NASA, DAPRA,  GCHQ, universities funded by government, etc. These are the “accelerators” and “incubators” of what really is the key to innovation. Supplychain Management, Microchips, electronics, software, GPS, mobile technology, medical technology, microwaves, driverless cars, the list is literally endless.

Some examples below.

http://startupnationbook.com (“START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel – a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful,and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? How is it that Israel has, per person, attracted over twice as much venture capital investment as the US and thirty times more than Europe?”)
http://startupnationbook.com

‘The Entrepreneurial State’: Apple Didn’t Build Your iPhone; Your Taxes Did
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2013/09/the-entrepreneurial-state-appl.html

From Robot Soldiers To Driverless Cars, DARPA Advances Innovation
http://www.forbes.com/sites/toyota/2013/09/03/from-robot-soldiers-to-driverless-cars-darpa-advances-innovation/

Presentation: “Where Good Technologies Come From”
http://thebreakthrough.org/archive/presentation_where_good_techno

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE IMPACT OF BLETCHLEY PARK ON WWII, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND THE WAY WE ALL LIVE TODAY
http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/content/hist/history/quotes.rhtm

VIDEOS OF 50 YEARS OF DARPA ACHIEVEMENTS
http://www.darpa.mil/About/History/First_50_Years.aspx

DARPA’s Role in IT Innovations – How a freewheeling government agency became the world’s most powerful engine for advances in IT http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9035275/DARPA_s_Role_in_IT_Innovations

“Special Forces” Innovation: How DARPA Attacks Problems
http://hbr.org/2013/10/special-forces-innovation-how-darpa-attacks-problems/ar/

The Role of DARPA in Seeding and Encouraging Technology Trajectories: Pre- and Post- Tony Tether in the New Innovation Ecosystem
http://www.itif.org/files/DARPA_ITIF.pdf

Israeli military intelligence unit drives country’s hi-tech boom – Unit 8200, Israel’s ‘GCHQ’, has spawned more technology millionaires than many business schools
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/12/israel-military-intelligence-unit-tech-boom

Spies, Inc.: Business Innovation from Israel’s Masters of Espionage
http://www.amazon.com/Spies-Inc-Innovation-Espionage-ebook/dp/product-description/B004M18N9S

Soldiers of Fortune
http://mag.newsweek.com/2009/11/13/soldiers-of-fortune.html

The Entrepreneurial State’ by Mariana Mazzucato
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/book-review-entrepreneurial-state-mariana-mazzucato-223152823.html

Israel: Boot camp for start-up success
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130911-israel-military-key-to-start-ups

UK Universities awarded Academic Centre of Excellence status in Cyber Security Research
http://www.gchq.gov.uk/press/pages/cyber-security-research-centres-of-excellence.aspx

How In-Q-Tel Helps CIA Scout For Innovative Technology – A Model For Other Agencies?

How In-Q-Tel Helps CIA Scout For Innovative Technology – A Model For Other Agencies?

Innovation Pricewaterhouse Coopers Government’s Many Roles in Fostering Innovation
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/technology/pdf/How-governments-foster-innovation.pdf

What does this signify? The greatest impact of technologies that we see today and will see tomorrow will in a very large proportion be incubated and built out for the battlefield in the bid to keep the peace. The innovation comes in and disrupts the status quo when entrepreneurial ecosystem from ideas to plans to risk capital from tech clusters such as Silicon Valley, Stanford, MIT, Tel Aviv, Boston, London, etc. all collaborate to create the next big thing.

So now we know what is the key to regions, countries or communities that will continue to lead the engine of any economy and the creative destruction that follows. Now you also know where to put your mindshare, time and capital. This is where some of the smartest minds and social networks exists and where the real competitive advantage lies. After all look at the wealth creation ever since these government agencies got involved and look at the GDP impact. Just look at NASDAQ.

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  1. INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY
    How In-Q-Tel Helps CIA Scout For Innovative Technology – A Model For Other Agencies?

    How In-Q-Tel Helps CIA Scout For Innovative Technology – A Model For Other Agencies?

  2. Mazzucato’s TED Global 2013 talk in Edinburgh
    Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector — the “real revolutionaries” — innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state — which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth — is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.

    Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the state.

    http://on.ted.com/Mazzucato

  3. Here is another example of why the US Government, especially DoD and allied agencies are critical to global innovation and entrepreneurship

    NSA Technology Transfer
    The National Security Agency has established a formal technology transfer mechanism for openly sharing technologies with the external community.

    Our scientists and engineers, along with our academic and research partners, have developed cutting-edge technologies, which have not only satisfied our mission requirements, but have also served to improve the global technological leadership of the United States. In addition, these technical advances have contributed to the creation and improvement of many commercial products in America.

    http://www.nsa.gov/research/tech_transfer/index.shtml

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