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Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors: The Lives, Loves, and Deaths of 30 Pioneers Who Changed the World
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Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors: The Lives, Loves, and Deaths of 30 Pioneers Who Changed the World

by Jeremy Coller, Christine Chamberlain (With)
 

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A brilliant and humorous analysis of thirty inventors who changed the world.
Jeremy Coller, a pioneer in the world of private equity, argues that there are three basic personality types in the arena of invention. The Principal, Broker, and Consultant each display certain traits that dictate the potential for success, but few people have the full package. Failure

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A brilliant and humorous analysis of thirty inventors who changed the world.
Jeremy Coller, a pioneer in the world of private equity, argues that there are three basic personality types in the arena of invention. The Principal, Broker, and Consultant each display certain traits that dictate the potential for success, but few people have the full package. Failure results when an individual who excels in one area of competence attempts to become all things. In Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors, Coller focuses on the individual rather the invention and explores the ways in which he or she did or did not succeed in bringing their vision to fruition. On one level, the book is a collection of fascinating stories packed with quirky, often humorous nuggets of information. On another level, these stories provide an unconventional look at the processes and personalities that created products that changed the world, including: Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine; King Gillette and the safety razor; Alfred Nobel and dynamite; Sam Colt and the revolver; Rudolph Diesel and the diesel engine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590202692
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/12/2009
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jeremy Coller is widely recognized as a trailblazing pioneer and innovator in the world of private equity. His firm, Coller Capital, has invested billions of dollars in over 3000 private companies worldwide. Coller is regularly cited in lists of the most influential people in private equity and finance. In 2008, the London Business School created the Coller Institute of Private Equity, and Manchester University named him its Alumnus of the Year.

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