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Hey IPA Creative Pioneers! Over here!

23.11.2011
Matt McNeany

Matt McNeany

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Any comment on the IPA’s ‘Creative Pioneers’ trip the US is largely redundant after John Willshire’s thorough and balanced post on the subject and Neil Perkin’s typically succinct response – but still… It’s worth reiterating (especially to echo Meisenzahl and Mokyr’s notion of ‘tweakers’ – as per Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker piece and quoted by John) that there’s a load of smart tech co.s much closer to home. Of course the IPA’s three objectives for the trip are entirely laudable.

And of course there’s room to be inspired by great people in London, the US, or anywhere else. So the IPA, not to mention Nicola, Paul, Russ, Carrie and Marc et al, should at least be applauded for getting on the front foot. But that doesn’t mean we’re not also banging the drum for the UK – come on guys, check out the Tech City Map and come and find us all.