Innovation Enabled by Democracy
colin powell Keynotes - Colin Powell's keynote speeches draw on his extensive military background. Powell is best known for...
Powell starts his keynote at the GW Global Forum in Seoul by pointing out that more countries than ever before are living under democratically elected governments. He asserts that this is an influential factor in spurring innovation because it gives citizens the freedom to get new information and try new things. Powell also asserts that this increase in global democracies has lead to fewer wars (although he admits it may not seem like it).
General Powell says the most important factor influencing innovation is economic wealth and job creation. He amends this statement by saying that he means wealth that brings up all people, not just a select few.