Innovation is key to an organization or country’s growth. Steve Jobs of Apple fame once said “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” and this should be one of the key indicators on how a country is growing beyond just exploiting natural resources.
Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak been talking how innovation should be a way of life for Malaysian society towards making the nation’s innovation agenda a success.
He has been quoted saying “Making innovation acceptable to society first is important before each member can make it a part of his or her daily life. Making innovation our culture can help bring Malaysia to a high level of transformation and development for greater success in the future.”
Well, lets look at how is Malaysia doing in terms of making a global impact as a nation of innovators.
Recently, Azim Pawanchik of AlphaCatalyst release some of his findings on how our country fare for his upcoming book about innovation.
Malaysia consistently ranked around no.25 to no. 31, could we do better? I believe so.
Azim is the founder and Principal Consultant for Alpha Catalyst Consulting; a boutique innovation consulting company which specializes in helping large companies build their capability and capacity to innovate. He has vast experience in culture change projects, mergers and acquisitions, organizational re-alignment and developing strategies for companies to be more competitive.