ISBN-10:
0071499873
ISBN-13:
9780071499873
Pub. Date:
08/13/2008
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy / Edition 1

Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy / Edition 1

by Judy Estrin

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ISBN-13: 9780071499873
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC. She cofounded seven technology companies and was chief technology officer at Cisco Systems. Serving on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Corporation and FedEx

Corporation

Estrin is also a member of the technology advisory boards of Stanford’s School of Engineering and Bio-X campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative. She has been named three times to Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 most powerful women in American business.

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction: Innovation Is Not Optional     1
The Capacity for Change     7
The Innovation Ecosystem     35
Inspirational Innovation     53
Narrowing Horizons     71
Losing Our Balance     93
Green-Thumb Leadership     103
Reviving the National Ecosystem     151
Next-Generation Innovators     199
Afterword: A Call to Action     231
Acknowledgments     235
List of Interviewees     239
Index     245

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