Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problemsby Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
World-renowned economist Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran provides a deeply insightful, brilliantly informed guide to the innovation revolution now transforming the world. With echoes of Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, Tim Brown’s Change by Design, and Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel, Vaitheeswaran’s Need, Speed, and Greed introduces readers to the go-getters, imagineers, and visionaries now reshaping the global economy. Along the way, Vaitheeswaran teaches readers the skills they must develop to unleash their own inner innovator and reveals why America and other wealthy, privileged societies must embrace a path of inclusive growth and sustainability—or risk being left behind by history.
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Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is an award-winning global correspondent for the <i>Economist</i>. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adviser to the World Economic Forum, and an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is also the author of Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future (co-authored with Iain Carson), and Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, PBS’s NewsHour, ABC’s Nightline, and other leading programs.
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Zoom co-author Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran blends the old and the new to produce something striking in his latest examination of innovation. Vaitheeswaran, The Economist’s China business editor, mixes familiar points – the world is globalizing, innovation is essential – with surprising insights – innovation has innate dangers. The book’s title refers to three key aspects of innovation: the need to innovate now, the speed of approaching singularity and the direction of innovation, and greed for what success looks like today, though the author actually warns against greediness. However, perhaps because portions of the text already appeared in The Economist as distinct articles, the various sections don’t always fully integrate. That caveat aside, every reader is sure to find something new and useful. getAbstract recommends this smart, interesting exegesis to innovators, those managing innovators and anyone who wants to prepare for a changing world.