Mixing sports and politics: a Big 12 business network

Stephen Baker

Business leaders in Austin are proposing business and tech-development cooperation in the Big 12. An interesting idea of harnessing networks based on sports and broadening them. Smart leaders in every area are ever more frantically inserting themselves and their institutions into networks; their acceptance of blogs is a step in this direction. The bigger the reach, the more likely that a breakthrough combination--whether it's ideas or molecules--will emerge.

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