How Innovation Works

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Matt Ridley

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Matt Ridley




13h 10m 15s

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‘Ridley is spot-on when it comes to the vital ingredients for success’ Sir James DysonBuilding on his bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject. Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. It is innovation that will shape the twenty-first century. Yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen alike.Matt Ridley argues that we need to see innovation as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Innovation is crucially different from invention, because it is the turning of inventions into things of practical and affordable use to people. It speeds up in some sectors and slows down in others. It is always a collective, collaborative phenomenon, involving trial and error, not a matter of lonely genius. It still cannot be modelled properly by economists, but it can easily be discouraged by politicians. Far from there being too much innovation, we may be on the brink of an innovation famine.Ridley derives these and other lessons from the lively stories of scores of innovations – from steam engines to search engines – how they started and why they succeeded or failed.Ridley's exploration of the science and economics of innovation provides a fresh perspective on the subject. His analysis of various engineering projects and experiments offers a comprehensive understanding of the development and application of technology.For fans of Michael E. Porter (The Competitive Strategy), Larry Keeley (Ten Types of Innovation), Jon Gertner (The Idea Factory), Sebastian Mallaby (The Power Law), and Clayton M Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma).

Idioma: Inglés

Duración: 13h 10m 15s

Publicado por HarperCollins UK

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