The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations
Publication date: June 2010
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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.