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How Innovation Works

  • Article 6546959 ISBN 9780008339074
  • Matt Ridley
  • Paperback
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How Innovation Works

  • Article 6546959 ISBN 9780008339074
  • Matt Ridley
  • Paperback

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Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. It is innovation that will shape the twenty-first century.

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Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. It is innovation that will shape the ... twenty-first century. Yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen alike. Matt Ridley argues that we need to see innovation as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Innovation is crucially different from invention, because it is the turning of inventions into things of practical and affordable use to people. It speeds up in some sectors and slows down in others. It is always a collective, collaborative phenomenon, involving trial and error, not a matter of lonely genius. It still cannot be modelled properly by economists, but it can easily be discouraged by politicians. Far from there being too much innovation, we may be on the brink of an innovation famine. Ridley derives these and other lessons from the lively stories of scores of innovations - from steam engines to search engines - how they started and why they succeeded or failed.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 08/07/2020
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 416
  • Dimensions (mm): 234x153x32mm
  • Weight: 530g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 08/07/2020
  • Author:Matt Ridley

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