Here are a few great quotes from Mike Osterholm, a great professor whose classes I took years ago. While he is discussing matters of public health, I think the same focus factors also apply to inventors. One could easily replace the word science, with technology and Mike’s wisdom really hits home.I’d also tend to agree with his mantra of speed as well.
“Osterholm also said he feels there are seven things which drive what happens in the world: financial assets (money and property), sex, power, life and death, love, religion and altruism.
“Note science is not part of that list. Science services as a tool to achieve or inform any of the other motivations we have, and policy and action are a result of that political process”
â€œIf you can’t do it with the speed of a smoke alarm and a fire truck, you don’t have a chance in hell of stopping this.â€