Lunch with Tony Blair

by Oliver -

As Boinx Software grows, it becomes more important for us to take an interest in politics. So I enjoyed reading Jonathan Schwartz's account of his lunch with Tony Blair. An important point he makes:

So if you want to attract companies like Sun to your economy, focus on investing in education, in your students, and in your leaders. Focus on educating your policy makers as to why you're committed to education - not to build presitigious institutions, but to invest in progress, academic as well as economic. Focus on the value of broad based talent as a competitive weapon, don't be distracted by cost reducing labor."