A new index of growth-oriented business March 17, 2011 RICCentre By Bryan Watson A short while ago, The Economist (“Schumpeter”) reported the debut of a new index of business. Where previous indices simply tracked the creation and destruction of new enterprises, the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index, available for purchase here, focuses on high-growth companies, and ranks 71 countries by their results in this regard. As the article points out, this could be a very valuable tool to identify what policies work to encourage high-growth business, and where the bottlenecks are! Reposted from National Angel Capital Organization Throughout his career, both in Canada and the UK, Bryan J. Watson has been a champion of entrepreneurship as a vector for the commercialization of advanced technologies. Upon his return to Canada in 2004, Bryan established his venture development consulting practice to help emerging-growth companies overcome the barriers to success they face in the Canadian commercialization ecosystem. Visit Bryan’s blog and the National Angel Capital Organization. The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers pro vide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.