The Innovators

The Innovators

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  • Author: Walter Isaacson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147670869X
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 542

A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace. By the author of Steve Jobs. 500,000 first printing.


The Innovators: the Role of Foreign Trained Persons in Southeast Asia

The Innovators: the Role of Foreign Trained Persons in Southeast Asia

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  • Author: Mary C. Hodgkin
  • Publisher: Sydney : Sydney University Press
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Malaysia
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 118


Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators

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  • Author: Tony Wagner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451611528
  • Category : Education
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

From a prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today’s most essential real-world skill and what young people need from parents, teachers, and employers to become the innovators of America’s future. In this groundbreaking book, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives nurtured their creativity and sparked their imaginations, while teaching them to learn from failures and persevere. Wagner identifies a pattern—a childhood of creative play leads to deep-seated interests, which in adolescence and adulthood blossom into a deeper purpose for career and life goals. Play, passion, and purpose: These are the forces that drive young innovators. Wagner shows how we can apply this knowledge as educators and what parents can do to compensate for poor schooling. He takes readers into the most forward-thinking schools, colleges, and workplaces in the country, where teachers and employers are developing cultures of innovation based on collaboration, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation. The result is a timely, provocative, and inspiring manifesto that will change how we look at our schools and workplaces, and provide us with a road map for creating the change makers of tomorrow. Creating Innovators will feature its own innovative elements: more than sixty original videos that expand on key ideas in the book through interviews with young innovators, teachers, writers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, including Thomas Friedman, Dean Kamen, and Annmarie Neal. Produced by filmmaker Robert A. Compton, the videos are accessible via links and QR codes placed throughout the eBook text or by visiting www.creatinginnovators.com.


Does America Need More Innovators?

Does America Need More Innovators?

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  • Author: Matthew Wisnioski
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262536730
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 410

A critical exploration of today's global imperative to innovate, by champions, critics, and reformers of innovation. Corporate executives, politicians, and school board leaders agree—Americans must innovate. Innovation experts fuel this demand with books and services that instruct aspiring innovators in best practices, personal habits, and workplace cultures for fostering innovation. But critics have begun to question the unceasing promotion of innovation, pointing out its gadget-centric shallowness, the lack of diversity among innovators, and the unequal distribution of innovation's burdens and rewards. Meanwhile, reformers work to make the training of innovators more inclusive and the outcomes of innovation more responsible. This book offers an overdue critical exploration of today's global imperative to innovate by bringing together innovation's champions, critics, and reformers in conversation. The book presents an overview of innovator training, exploring the history, motivations, and philosophies of programs in private industry, universities, and government; offers a primer on critical innovation studies, with essays that historicize, contextualize, and problematize the drive to create innovators; and considers initiatives that seek to reform and reshape what it means to be an innovator. Contributors Errol Arkilic, Catherine Ashcraft, Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, W. Bernard Carlson, Lisa D. Cook, Humera Fasihuddin, Maryann Feldman, Erik Fisher, Benoît Godin, Jenn Gustetic, David Guston, Eric S. Hintz, Marie Stettler Kleine, Dutch MacDonald, Mickey McManus, Sebastian Pfotenhauer, Natalie Rusk, Andrew L. Russell, Lucinda M. Sanders, Brenda Trinidad, Lee Vinsel, Matthew Wisnioski


Strategies for Innovators

Strategies for Innovators

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  • Author: Kathrin M. Möslein
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3834980102
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 199

Case book that covers the entire business life-cycle of innovative firms and provide key learnings from successful strategic innovators in various industries. Readers will acquire knowledge on venture creation and growth strategies as well as strategies for open innovation. How to foster an organization's strategic ability to innovate is a constant challenge not only for large multi-nationals, but equally for small and medium-sized firms.


Innovators, Firms, and Markets

Innovators, Firms, and Markets

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  • Author: Jonathan M. Barnett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0190908599
  • Category : Law
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

"This book presents a theoretical, historical and empirical account of the relationship between intellectual property rights, organizational type and market structure. Patents expand transactional choice by enabling smaller R&D-intensive firms to compete against larger firms that wield difficult-to-replicate financing, production and distribution capacities. In particular, patents enable upstream firms that specialize in innovation to exchange informational assets with downstream firms that specialize in commercialization, lowering capital and technical requirements that might otherwise impede entry. These theoretical expectations track a novel organizational history of the U.S. patent system during 1890-2006. Periods of strong patent protection tend to support innovation ecosystems in which smaller innovators can monetize R&D through financing, licensing and other relationships with funding and commercialization partners. Periods of weak patent protection tend to support innovation ecosystems in which innovation and commercialization mostly take place within the end-to-end structures of large integrated firms. The proposed link between IP rights and organizational type tracks evidence on historical and contemporary patterns in IP lobbying and advocacy activities. In general, larger and more integrated firms (outside pharmaceuticals) tend to advocate for weaker patents, while smaller and less integrated firms (and venture capitalists who back those firms) tend to advocate for stronger patents. Contrary to conventional assumptions, the economics, history and politics of the U.S. patent system suggest that weak IP rights often shelter large incumbents from the entry threat posed by smaller R&D-specialist entities"--


Leading and Managing Creators, Inventors, and Innovators

Leading and Managing Creators, Inventors, and Innovators

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  • Author: Elias G. Carayannis
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781567204858
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 359

Explores, in the global context, the conditions and environment necessary to promote innovation, creativity, and knowledge transfer at all levels--individual, team, organization, and regional/national economies.


Social Innovators and Their Schemes

Social Innovators and Their Schemes

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  • Author: William Lucas Sargant
  • Publisher:
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  • Category : France
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 468


Founders: Innovators in Education, 1830-1980

Founders: Innovators in Education, 1830-1980

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  • Author: Ernest Stabler
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
  • ISBN: 9780888641144
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 306

Ernest Stabler focuses on six individuals or groups whose ideas led to the founding of educational institutions. Included are N.F.S. Grundtvig (Danish folk high schools), Mary Lyon (Mount Holyoke College), Horace Mann (Massachusetts schools), Moses Coady and James Tompkins (St. Francis Xavier University), Kurt Hahn (Salem and Gordonstoun, Outward Bound and Atlantic College), and the team of Harold Wilson, Jennie Lee, Walter Perry, and Peter Venables (Open University).


The Innovator's Method

The Innovator's Method

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  • Author: Nathan Furr
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 1625271476
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

Have you ever come up with an idea for a new product or service but didn’t take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Or at work, have you had what you thought could be a big idea for your company—perhaps changing the way you develop or distribute a product, provide customer service, or hire and train your employees? If you have, but you haven’t known how to take the next step, you need to understand what the authors call the innovator’s method—a set of tools emerging from lean start-up, design thinking, and agile software development that are revolutionizing how new ideas are created, refined, and brought to market. To date these tools have helped entrepreneurs, designers, and software developers manage uncertainty—through cheap and rapid experiments that systematically lower failure rates and risk. But many managers and leaders struggle to apply these powerful tools within their organizations, as they often run counter to traditional managerial thinking and practice. Authors Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer wrote this book to address that very problem. Following the breakout success of The Innovator’s DNA—which Dyer wrote with Hal Gregersen and bestselling author Clay Christensen to provide a framework for generating ideas—this book shows how to make those ideas actually happen, to commercialize them for success. Based on their research inside corporations and successful start-ups, Furr and Dyer developed the innovator’s method, an end-to-end process for creating, refining, and bringing ideas to market. They show when and how to apply the tools of their method, how to adapt them to your business, and how to answer commonly asked questions about the method itself, including: How do we know if this idea is worth pursuing? Have we found the right solution? What is the best business model for this new offering? This book focuses on the “how”—how to test, how to validate, and how to commercialize ideas with the lean, design, and agile techniques successful start-ups use. Whether you’re launching a start-up, leading an established one, or simply working to get a new product off the ground in an existing company, this book is for you.