This is just a small sample of best policies from around the world. Over the long term, national wealth is determined by how quickly innovations can be imbedded into a country's economy, enhancing productivity growth. If the India can reformulate a group of strategies similar to those on this list, it could catapult itself to renewed preeminence in global innovation. Only visionary leadership among political, business and policy officials is required. That said, leadership seems to be in short supply in Washington, given the partisan discord. Innovation must become a top priority and is something that leaders in Washington and around the country must think about when they wake up in the morning.