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The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating Faster and Smarter in a Networked World by Mohanbir Sawhney, Satish Nambisan

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Chapter 1. The Power of Network-Centricity

“The key is to be able to collaborate—across town, across countries, even to the next cube. ... Global innovation networks help make this happen.”

Tony Affuso, UGS Chairman, CEO, and President.1

Innovation used to be something companies did within their four walls. Storied organizations like AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, IBM’s Watson Research Center and Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center were the temples of innovation.2 Thousands of researchers and scientists toiled deep within the bowels of large corporations to create the next big thing. Corporations viewed their innovation initiatives as proprietary and secret. And they attempted to hire the best and the brightest researchers and managers to drive basic ...

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