Expert Advice Bob Kerrey, Chairman – Minerva Institute, Former U.S. Senator : Let Us Innovate and Ossify in Equal Measures

Bob Kerrey“I believe passionately in the power of innovation to keep our economy and our institutions alive and well. But I also believe in the value of a misunderstood concept: ossification. And here I mean the older, medical meaning of the word: the transformation from soft tissue into the bone upon which all is built, rather than the more recent derivative meaning of becoming inflexible, rigid and formulaic.

Give me innovation and ossification in equal measures. The first will preserve the vibrancy of our economy and our institutions. The second will preserve our values.

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