The Innovation Blind Spot

Why We Back the Wrong Ideas—and What to Do About It
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Author(s): Ross Baird, Steve Case
Original Publish Date: Sep 12, 2017
Product Number: EB00767776
Released: Sep 20, 2019
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ISBN: #9781944648626
Publisher: BenBella Books
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Our innovation economy is broken. But there's good news: The ideas that will solve our problems are hiding in plain sight. While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world's population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious. In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don't see the light of day-for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls "two-pocket thinkers"-artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit. The resulting system creates rising income inequality, stifled entrepreneurial ambition, social distrust, and political uncertainty. Our innovation problem makes all our other problems harder to solve. In this book, Baird demonstrates how and where to find better ideas by lifting up people, places, and industries that are often overlooked. What's more, Baird ultimately outlines how to create long-term success through "one-pocket thinking"-eliminating the blind spot that separates "what we do for a living" and "what we really care about."

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CD
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Author(s): Ross Baird, Steve Case
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Product Number DD33214
Released: Sep 12, 2017
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681688572
eAudio
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Author(s): Ross Baird, Steve Case
Narrator(s): Patrick Lawlor
Product Number Z100107124
Released: Sep 12, 2017
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681688589