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Is innovation magic, luck, or just another process to be managed? Are innovators born or taught? Written by one of the technology industry’s most respected entrepreneurs and innovators, Closing the Innovation Gap answers those and other important questions for business leaders, entrepreneurs, public policy makers, academics, and anyone interested in America’s future.
Entrepreneur and former Cisco CTO Judy Estrin explores the evolution of science and technology after World War II to illustrate why innovation is so crucial to economic, social, and cultural development. Without a thriving “innovation ecosystem,” says Estrin, the United States will not be able to leverage rapidly-changing conditions and prevail in the emerging global economy. She outlines the distinctive life-cycles of each area of this ecosystem-- research, development, and application--and goes on to describe the forces that are eroding it, explaining clearly how and why companies and countries lose their innovative edge. Then she offers practical advice and guidance on what business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and educators can do to reignite the spark of scientific and technological creativity in organizations and the country.
About the Author
Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC, formerly known as Packet Design Management Company, LLC. Prior to co-founding Packet Design, in May 2000, Estrin was chief technology officer for Cisco Systems. Estrin has been named three times to Fortune Magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women in American business. She sits on the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company and FedEx Corporation as well as two private company boards – Packet Design, Inc. and Arch Rock. She also sits on the advisory councils of Stanford's School of Engineering and Stanford's Bio-X initiative. She holds a B.S. degree in math and computer science from UCLA, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
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- Hardcover: 300 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 7, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0071499873
- ISBN-13: 978-0071499873
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