Innovation for Jobs

Innovation for Jobs

i4j Munich: Aart DeGeus, Chairman and CEO Bertelsmann Foundation (Deutsche Welle)

“Participants at the Munich conference were unanimous in their opinion that all employees can develop further, whether they work in production or at a desk. Even assembly-line workers could prepare for new developments, they said. “Everyone has a lot of talents,” said De Geus from the Bertelsmann Foundation. Many of the participants also said everyone had the potential to become an entrepreneur if the money is given to implement his or her ideas. A man from Bavarian industry put forward the idea that even traditional handicrafts such as shoemaking could be adapted to meet the needs of the future; it was only necessary to find a niche, he said.” (Deutsche Welle)

 Go to Deutsche Welle’s reportage (in English) from the i4j Munich Summit, November 22-23 2012

Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany’s international broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market. It broadcasts news and information on shortwave, Internet and satellite radio in 30 languages.