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September 20th, 2007, 12:26
Originally Posted by Prime Junta View Post
One common criticism of my country is that even though we're good at innovating and engineering, we're lousy at turning the innovations into commercially successful products — i.e., we're good at managing, improving, and optimizing supply, but lousy at recognizing and exploiting demand.
Same here in Germany. At least in some key areas - key areas the people who should've recognized them didn't recognize them.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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