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The Medici effect : breakthrough insights at the intersection of ideas, concepts, and cultures

Author: Frans Johansson
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, ©2004.
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Explains how the intersection of ideas from different fields and cultures have led to astonishing new discoveries and inventions in recent years.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frans Johansson
ISBN: 1591391865 9781591391869
OCLC Number: 54460763
Description: xiii, 207 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The intersection: your best chance to innovate: monkeys and mind readers --
The rise of intersections: the sounds of Shakira and the emotions of Shrek --
Break down the barriers between fields: sea urchin lollipops and Darwin's finches --
How to make the barriers fall: Heathrow Tunnel and restaurants without food --
Randomly combine concepts: card games and sky rises --
How to find the combinations: meteorite crashes and code breakers --
Ignite an explosion of ideas: submarines and tubular bells --
How to capture the explosion: MacGyver and boiling potatoes --
Execute past your failures: violence and school curricula --
How to succeed in the face of failure: Palm Pilots and counterproductive carrots --
Break out of your network: ants and truck drivers --
How to leave the network behind: penguins and meditation --
Take risks and overcome fear: airplanes and serial entrepreneurs --
How to adopt a balanced view of risk: elephants and epidemics --
Step into the intersection and create the Medici effect.
Responsibility: Frans Johansson.
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Innovation is an evergreen topic because it is such an essential ingredient for successful growth. This book provides a fresh perspective on how new innovations can best be found and developed. It  Read more...

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