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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

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Not long ago, Americans could rightfully feel confident in our preeminence in the world economy. The United States set the pace as the world's leading innovator: from the personal computer to the internet, from Wall Street to Hollywood, from the decoding of the genome to the emergence of Web 2.0, we led the way and the future was ours. So how is it, bestselling author and ...more
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Published October 2nd 2007 by Free Press (first published 2007)
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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
John Kao
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Kao asserts that in the United States, “our national capacity for innovation is eroding, with deeply troubling implications for our future…In tomorrow’s world, even more than today’s, innovation will be the engine of progress. So unless we move to rectify this dismal situation, the United States cannot hope to remain a leader. What’s at stake is nothing less than the
I'm writing this review on 10/26/14, although I actually finished this book last summer/fall, around this time period, for my Innovations class. I really enjoyed it, however, it was reading material for a class, I would still encourage others to read this book. American educators need to take a look at how Education is taught in other countries, like Finland, and really take a look at public education and the direction American public education is heading. I'm sorry I didn't comment more on the ...more
I read this book for my Strategic Technology class and I only read 2/3 of it because I ran out of time.

In Innovation Nation John Kao explores why the U.S. is losing it's edge on innovation. Countries like Singapore, India, and China are investing in their people, education, and innovation. The United States is falling behind in their education levels, especially in the areas of math and science. The U.S. needs to create more funding opportunities for innovation and technology. It also needs to i
Excellent prescription of what it will take to get the U.S. economy running. Explains how a competitive private sector depends on a well managed public sector. Gives detailed examples of Singapore and Finland and of what they are doing right and what we Americans can learn from their example.
This book builds a great case for increased education and innovation in the United States. Other countries are catching up to us and in some cases are passing us in critical areas. Hopefully some of our nations leaders take the advice in this book to heart.
Teri Temme
Scary, yet highly motivating. Interesting to read what other countries are doing. I would love to work at his described innovation hubs.
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