Our project in the years to come will be to advance a positive vision of what liberal democracy can deliver with the new tools that technology is placing at our disposal. Its pillars must be:

  • Broadly shared prosperity.
  • Democratic accountability.
  • Scientific inquiry and truth-telling.
  • Long-term thinking.
  • Universal entrepreneurial opportunity.
  • Profound investment in the public goods that benefit everyone: basic science, R&D, education, health care, infrastructure.

We must be guided by real research into which solutions are likely to work for society’s greater good. We must harness all of the tools of human culture and creativity to this vision: the arts, rhetoric, leadership, and education. And, of course, we must embrace change and disruption. We should understand technological development as a constant source of renewal and enlarged possibilities.

We must plant the seeds of this new vision now. “…” entrepreneurship can be part of this solution by:

  • Creating new sources of growth and prosperity.
  • Cultivating a new cohort of leaders among all generations who are not bound by convention or obligation to the ideas of the past yet are yoked through long-term incentives and mindset to the possibilities of the future.
  • Integrating scientific thinking into every kind of work.
  • Providing new opportunities for leadership to people of every background and circumstance.
  • Helping public policy become more long-term in its objectives.

The good news is, this new organizational form is more effective, treats talent and energy as a precious resource, and is designed to harness the true source of competitive advantage in the years to come: human creativity.

— The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth by Eric Ries