Source: Business Journal, here.

Fear is the biggest obstacle to Americans embracing innovation, according to a preliminary report issued Friday by the National Innovation Initiative. Other obstacles include
— inadequate infrastructure,
— talent and
— skills as well as
— how resources are invested and used, according to the report.

Americans must resist “impulses to become centralized, inward-focused or risk-averse,” the report states. “We know that we can’t preserve our way of life or generate new jobs or win the war on terror or lead the world by playing defense.”