Louisiana’s Matrixed Future

I once had a successful business person tell me that whenever you saw a matrix, you knew the situation was dire. It’s not that this person wasn’t interested in complexity; he just honestly felt that business matrices were almost never about thinking. It looks like Louisiana has a matrix, and it looks like this:

First Louisiana Matrix

*Click to embiggen, if you like.*

There is also an accompanying brochure for the *Fostering Innovation through Research and Science in Louisiana* initiative (program?). It shortens to: *FIRST Louisiana*. It has some ties to Louisiana’s “blue ocean” initiative, which reads like the same thing every other state is pursuing — thus turning the waters red — and so I guess this complement makes sense in that regard.

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