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Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do to Get It Back

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2008 - Spring


by John Kao, M.D. ’77 (Free Press) The author, a former Harvard Business School professor, offers a troubling portrait of the erosion of U.S. competitiveness in innovation in recent years. Kao then takes the reader on a tour of leading innovation centers in Singapore, Denmark and Finland. He proposes a national strategy that would empower the United States to marshal its vast resources of talent and infrastructure in ways that have been shown to produce results.