Lots of companies have mission statements. So why not the New England region as a whole?
Here's my proposed mission statement for New England, which I tried to keep simple and streamlined. I wanted to capture what we already do here — but what we can always do better.
1. Attract, educate, and retain the smartest people in the world.
2. Support them in solving important problems, developing innovative products, and building successful businesses.
3. Share what we're doing with the rest of the world.
4. Keep getting better at Items #1-#3.
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About Scott Kirsner
Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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