Maybe I am getting too focused on telecom sector issues (likely due to preparations for Monday’s opening of The 2013 Canadian Telecom Summit).
As a result, when I caught a tweet from Rabbi David Volpe earlier today, the first thing I thought of was how it applies to our lack of a national digital strategy.
If you want to build a ship, don’t have people collect wood and assign tasks; teach them to long for the sea. Antoine de Saint Expury
— David Wolpe (@RabbiWolpe) May 30, 2013
Relating this to a national digital economy strategy, the government has failed to set out a vision of what it is trying to build, let alone where that ship will sail.
At best, we have seen a stream of announcements in pursuit of fulfilling an unannounced digital strategy.
Executing tactics in place of a strategy.
Collecting wood when we need to teach a longing for the sea.