August 2011

Innovation in Silicon Valley

Ann Mettler, executive director of the Lisbon Council, blogs about her recent visit to the Silicon Valley. In an entry entitled “European in Silicon Valley,” she shares some of key observations on how innovation, skills and entrepreneurship are done on the other side of the Atlantic.

There was a vibrancy, a contest for new ideas, a competition for talent, a feeling of optimism and a ‘can-do’ attitude that I have not experienced for a long, long time. It was refreshing, in fact, to be surrounded by people who inspire, who have ambitious plans and who believe they can make a difference, says Ann Mettler.

Read Ann Mettler’s Blog on European in Silicon Valley