Monday, February 23, 2009

Being Peggy Noonan V

An article by Peggy Noonan addresses our current financial crisis with aplomb and direction. It's incredibly relevant, wonderfully written, and hopeful. The article ends with this:

I end with a hunch that is not an unhappy one. Dynamism has been leached from our system for now, but not from the human brain or heart. Just as our political regeneration will happen locally, in counties and states that learn how to control themselves and demonstrate how to govern effectively in a time of limits, so will our economic regeneration. That will begin in someone's garage, somebody's kitchen, as it did in the case of Messrs. Jobs and Wozniak. The comeback will be from the ground up and will start with innovation. No one trusts big anymore. In the future everything will be local. That's where the magic will be. And no amount of pessimism will stop it once it starts.
This morning I was just thinking along these same lines. Tom Peters' post this afternoon affirmed what's needed in moving forward. Innovation begins with us at the local level, as does a host of other things including love, responsibility, accountability and trust.

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