The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations

Harapang Pabalat
John Wiley & Sons, Hun 15, 2010 - 384 mga pahina
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 technology-infotech, cleantech, healthtech, nanotech, biotech-to create compound new products and to innovate internal processes.

Anchors around case studies on innovations and creative processes at 8 New Polymath enterprises - BP, Cognizant, GE, Kleiner Perkins, National Hurricane Center, Plantronics, salesforce.com, WRHambrecht+Co

Details eleven building blocks these Polymaths are utilizing - from cloud computing to sustainability to social networks

Calatogs over 100 mini case studies of other innovators who are defining state-of-the-art in those eleven building block areas

The New Polymath brims with innovation examples from a variety of industries, countries and business processes.

 

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THE ART OF MAKING
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So Much Stagnation
17
General Electric
31
BUILDING
51
Innovation from Left Field
67
Cognizant
81
Bluetooth to Broadband
89
Plantronics
107
Spreadsheets Search and Semantics
191
National Hurricane Center
205
Communities Crowds Contracts
213
First Generation of True Customer Interaction
219
Then There Are Contracted Crowds Better Known
225
But Collaboration Is Mostly Unstructured
231
salesforce com
251
In an Age of Cyberwar and Cloning
257

And Other Disruptors
113
W R Hambrecht
129
For All Our Senses
137
Delivering to Both the Green
151
Kleiner Perkins Cleantech
165
HumanMachine Convergence
175
GROOMING YOUR OWN NEW POLYMATH
275
Moon Shots for Budding Polymaths
295
The Beginners Mind
303
About the Author
325
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Vinnie Mirchandani, who goes by the moniker of "Deal Architect," coaches enterprises on how to exploit disruptive technology trends. His firm has been recognized in The Black Book of Outsourcing as a top advisory boutique. He is also a prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation on his "New Florence, New Renaissance" blog and about waste in technology on his "Deal Architect" blog. Earlier in his career, he was a respected analyst at Gartner, the technology research firm, and handled numerous international assignments at PwC Consulting. He has keynoted at many business and technology conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and other executive and technology publications.

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