The ever entertaining Jon Talton of the Seattle Times' Business and Technology section just can't get the hang of economics. In a column titled, Innovation Requires Creative Leadership, he claims;
...some leading from the top actually will be necessary. We wouldn’t have aerospace and software clusters without Bills (Boeing and Gates) leading from the top. The same is true for Paul Allen’s transformation of South Lake Union into an urban innovation hub and Jeff Bezos’ decision to move there.All of whom were entrepreneurs following their self-interest, who built successful businesses from the ground up. They were not 'leading from the top'.
Can anyone imagine the group in the above picture even getting the time of day from 'the top' ? They would have been far more likely to be turned away by security than get access to the top.