Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries (eAudiobook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries

Author: Safi Bahcall
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"'Loonshots is a brilliant and wonderfully entertaining book, an unstoppable read, full of surprises and rich with insight into how people create and nurture things that change the world. It's also an important book. Bahcall, a physicist and biotech entrepreneur, is unfolding the secrets behind successes everywhere.' --Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees What do James Bond and Lipitor have in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic audio books
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Safi Bahcall
ISBN: 9781250203052 1250203058
OCLC Number: 1119538547
Language Note: Audiobooks [reading of a printed book.]
Notes: This recording contains program announcements from a broadcast of Minnesota Radio Talking Book.
Single voiced narration, female.
Local call number 53618.
12 recorded hours
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Details: DAISY Digital Talking Book.
Contents: Part one: Engineers of serendipity. How loonshots won a war --
The surprising fragility of the loonshot --
The two types of loonshots: Trippe vs. Crandall --
Edwin Land and the Moses trap --
Escaping the Moses trap --
Part two: The science of sudden change. --
Interlude: The importance of being emergent --
Phase transitions, I: marriage, forest fires, and terrorists --
Phase transitions, II: the magic number 150 --
The fourth rule --
Part three: The mother of all loonshots. Why the world speaks English --
Afterword: Loonshots vs. disruption.
Other Titles: How to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries
Responsibility: Safi Bahcall.

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Loonshot: A neglected project, widely dismissed, its champion written off as unhinged.  Read more...

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