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Lessons from the Bronze Age for university productivity and competitiveness

Deborah L. Wince-Smith the President and CEO of the US Council on Competitiveness draws on historical analogy to illustrate the compelling need for technological innovation in all economies. In leading the Universities Research Leadership Forum of the Global Forum for Competitiveness Councils she is spearheading global efforts towards technological transformation in global universities if we are to serve future skills needs of productive and competitive economies. One of many great analogies is to say we have moved from the Little House on the Prairie to the Cyber House on the Prairie and she should know.