The President is also keen on all things "new." Last night's SOTU speech prompted us to run his words through our text analysis process and dig into the text. What do his words reveal about our "future"?
Listening to President Obama last night, I wondered if his speechwriters had been reading Stephen Johnson's new book "Where Good Ideas Come From." When the president talked about the unexpected nature of innovation, he was channeling Johnson.
As the Great Recession slowly recedes, it's clear that we're not going back to the world of 2006. But where exactly are we going? In his State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about investing in innovation to move our country and our economy forward.
The State of the Union flipped quickly from the heartwarming Sputnik moment of our generation to the budget-cutting demanded by our economy. The President said all the right things about innovation, but he was limited in his view of where our lives most need it.