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Idea Agent by Lina M. Echeverria

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PROLOGUE

Leadership for Fast-Paced Innovation

IT IS APPARENT to all those engaged in the work of developing and industrializing technology that the world of innovation is competitive and fast-moving, and true innovation must be “ahead of the facts” to provide sustainable differentiation. The last century witnessed the transformation of our lives through advancements—in technology, in medicine, in cinematography, in architecture—based on the delivery of what, relative to the challenges confronted today, could be considered the “easy stuff.” As we look at the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it is not an overstatement to say that the inventions then were simpler than what we are facing today, simpler in that they relied on one scientific or ...

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