Updated: December 28th, 2019

As technology innovation becomes the engine that reshapes economies, a new group of countries is making the investments necessary to come out ahead of the pack.

A sage once observed that a turtle makes no progress until it sticks its neck out of its protected shell. That could certainly apply to companies involved in the development of the amazing array of new technologies we are seeing today. Companies committed to making the necessary investments in people and resources are finding entirely new business opportunities while threatening the survival of entrenched suppliers. Sticking one’s neck out by investing in innovation incurs a degree of risk, especially when stockholders demand immediate return on their investment.