today’s meeting notes feb 19

February 19, 2009

just a start  Very interesting meeting, with the budget passed, some feeling of optimism around  a shift to a green economy. What would a change from old economy to green look like, major for silicon valley. Will the effort have positive implications for the full community, or be encapsulated? What regulations get in the way, what would help. We saw the green as embedded in but not equivalent to the whole community. This looks like a strategic organizing principle, so next week  we will focus on graphics to represent this.

 

We discussed the interdependence of

  • free market
  • capital and
  • corporations

and the tendency of corporations to control markets and avoid charter provisions. This, we aggreed is noe a newly opened question, given the falures in the financial system.

We also mentioned the need to involve

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Joint Ventures
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