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The new polymath : profiles in compound-technology innovations

Author: Vinnie Mirchandani
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2010.
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Prepare for a world of compound innovation which blends 3, 5, 10 strands of infotech, greentech, biotech and healthtech to solve the "Grand Challenges" our world faces-and the more routine ones. Polymath is the Greek word for a Renaissance person like Leonardo Da Vinci or Ben Franklin who excels in many disciplines. The New Polymath is an enterprise which has learned to amalgamate 3, 5, 10 strands of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Case studies
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Mirchandani, Vinnie.
New polymath.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010
(DLC) 2010005944
(OCoLC)503076014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vinnie Mirchandani
ISBN: 9781119200284 1119200288 9780470768433 0470768436 9780470768457 0470768452
OCLC Number: 646788443
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 345 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Prologue: The field of polymath dreams --
The new polymath : in an age of "wicked problems" and technology abundance --
Modern-day dark ages : so much stagnation --
Polymath profile #1 : General Electric --
Residence : better technologically equipped than the office --
Exotics : innovation from left field --
Polymath profile #2 : Cognizant --
Networks : bluetooth to broadband --
Polymath profile #3 : Plantronics --
Arsonists : and other disruptors --
Polymath profile #4 : W.R. Hambrecht --
Interfaces : for all our senses --
Sustainability : delivering to both the green and gold agendas --
Polymath profile #5 : Kleiner Perkins Cleantech --
Singularity : human-machine convergence --
Analytics : spreadsheets, search, and semantics --
Polymath profile #6 : National Hurricane Center --
Networks again : communities, crowds, contracts, and collaboration --
Clouds : technology-as-a-service --
Polymath profile #7 : salesforce.com --
Ethics : in an age of cyberwar and cloning --
Polymath profile #8 : BP CTO --
Moon shots for budding polymaths --
Epilogue: The beginner's mind.
Responsibility: Vinnie Mirchandani.

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Prepare for a world of compound innovation which blends 3, 5, 10 strands of infotech, greentech, biotech and healthtech to solve the "Grand Challenges" our world faces-and the more routine ones  Read more...

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