Individual Innovation
Posted by Jon Littman on September 9, 2010 in Innovation, Performance, Storytelling

“EVERYONE talks about how information just wants to be free. The lifeblood of innovation and technology in California has always been fed by a simple but fundamental premise that is all too often lacking in other states and countries. We are not slaves or modern versions of indentured servants, and no matter what a company pressures you to sign you are free to take your brain and spirit and apply it at another company.”

So begins my piece in the Huffington Post about HP’s dramatic firing and Oracle’s bold hiring of Mark Hurd. Individuals are central to innovation, and California has a tradition and legal framework that supports your ability to quit one company, join a competitor or become an entrepreneur. Read on about how Mark Hurd’s wish to be free matters to you – and your future.