Wednesday, February 10, 2021

g-f(2)112 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE, MIT SMR, How Culture Gives the US an Innovation Edge Over China.

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  • Collectivist societies excel at production, while individualistic cultures nurture more invention.
  • Innovation and Individualism
    • Scholars have only recently begun to pay attention to the striking variation in psychology across societies.
    • Societies that sprang up around rice farming are still more interdependent and fiercely loyal, something psychological testing has shown is common in other rice-growing East Asian nations, such as Japan and Korea. 
    • Celebrating and exploiting human diversity means recognizing that different societies have different advantages.
    • Numerous studies have demonstrated that innovation is more likely to occur in societies that reward unconventional thinking.

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Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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Fernando Machuca



Carl Benedikt Frey (@carlbfrey) is the author of The Technology Trap (Princeton University Press, 2019) and is the Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University’s Oxford Martin School, where he directs its Future of Work program.

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