A few interesting items have piled up in Moxie’s inbox:
- The good folks at Motu have released a paper on how culture and beliefs affect economic performance. It links together data from the World Values Survey with data on economic growth over time. I won’t spoil the ending for you. Alert listeners will know that culture and its impacts are a perennial issue at the Moxie Sessions.
- Nesta, a UK innovation charity, presents some interesting ideas on how innovation happens in Finland, Estonia, Israel, Singapore and the Basque country. Of interest to folks who are interested in innovation in small places.
- Daniel Isenberg has an interesting piece about what the evidence can show on policies to encourage entrepreneurial ecosystems. Lesson: it is not what you think. In part this covers similar ground to an opinion piece in The Economist about startups in January.
Also The Guardian had an interesting article talking about how great the UK’s technology sector is, including some words on game makers, big data businesses, and how the government and attitudes to business help.