Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems

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Harper Collins, Mar 13, 2012 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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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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Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems

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Contents

Dedication
Wicked Problems Wiki Solutions
Of Stagnation and Rejuvenation
The Singularity and Its Discontents
Black Swan Kills Sitting Duck
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is an award-winning global correspondent for the Economist. 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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