The pair talked about innovation and whether any of that is happening here in Europe, and the influence of labor laws and culture of failure on entrepreneurship in these parts.
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Also discussed (evidently, given Shapiro’s main job) was the consumer electronics industry, but also healthcare and automotive, and whether innovation is happening in those three sectors.
Another topic of the conversation was the disruption that is happening – or is bound to happen – in the education sector because of the rise of technology, and the changes it causes in the way governments work.
Keen also asks Shapiro whether CES (the trade show hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association) is on the road to extinction, and didn’t shy away from discussing the whole CNET/CBS-Dish controversy.
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