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Weekly Thought (August 3, 2009)

“Swiss Innovation, German Engineering, American Nothing.”

This is the first sentence from Tom Friedman’s Hot, Flat and Crowded and it struck a nerve in me.  Apparently, this is a slogan that Daimler has been using in South Africa to market its Smart cars.  Obviously, Daimler is trying to distance itself from its failed marriage with Chrysler but at the same time I felt that this is very indicative of the beating that the American image has taken.  Gone are the days when America was known as the land of opportunity and where innovation and entrepreneurship ruled.

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