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The Lexus and the Olive Tree Exercise

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The Lexus and the Olive Tree Exercise

Buy Denmark:

In 2006 Denmark took over the top spot from the U.S. as the number one leader for integrating technology in businesses, available infrastructure, and favorable government policies for fostering a culture of innovation, progress and leadership in promoting usage of the latest information technology.   Since 2006, Denmark has ranked within the top 3 countries that has continued to push innovation within its economy according to World Economic Forum and the Network Readiness Index (NRI).

Another bright spot for Denmark is its ability to promote a strong educational foundation that has allowed for effective harvesting of knowledge within the country.   Over the last five years as compared to more than 130 countries, Denmark has continued to rank within the top 5 countries that invest in higher education and training to maintain its competitive edge in the global economy.   Additionally, Denmark is the most wired country in the world today based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).   The countries overall broadband penetration measures 37.2 subscribers per 100 inhabitants as compared to the U.S. of 25.9 subscribers per 100 inhabitants and all other countries at an average of 29%.   This is a clear indication to me, as a potential investor in Denmark that the government has a national broadband strategy and considers broadband access a political priority for increased Internet infrastructure to maintain pace with the Electronic Heard and to leverage knowledge in a free market society.

Denmark has also dared to be open on the outside.   The country‚Äôs life science cluster, which focuses on research and development in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry has created Medicon Valley.   Medicon Valley is a cluster of more than 130 Danish and foreign life science companies combined with 300 related service companies, sub-supplier and other consulting firms working together to share...


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