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Great Again: Revitalizing America's Entrepreneurial Leadership by David Kline, Henry Nothhaft

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The Patent Office

Innovation Denied

On a blustery cold day in January 2010, an inventor and entrepreneur by the name of Mirk Buzdum sits in his office on the northeast edge of the abandoned A.O. Smith factory in Milwaukee, a city struggling to recover from the loss of 70 percent of its manufacturing jobs. Tall and casually well dressed in slacks, shirt, and tie, this thirty-nine-year-old son of Serbian immigrants has the earnest, no-nonsense manner of a middle manager at a Fortune 1000 corporation—which is what he used to be before he quit his fifteen-year corporate career five years ago to take up invention full time. But his fervent intensity ...

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