Smart people, doing smart things in a smart entrepreneurial environment – these are the ingredients that ex-Intel CEO Craig Barrett said are necessary for the future success and survival of the Irish economy.
Ireland will need to move beyond an average education system, average investment in R&D, poor support for entrepreneurs and below average broadband infrastructure if it is to thrive in the post-recession world economic order, Barrett told the country’s political and academic elite last night
At a crowded Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin, Barrett echoed his sentiment that Ireland, like many Western economies, is in a battle to sustain the standards of living they had become used to.
By John Kennedy
Photo: Former Intel CEO Craig Barrett