Topic: innovation

A Roadmap for Restoring the American Dream

by Walter Isaacson
— For our nation to power through our next great revolution, we need to reinvent America as an innovation hub. We need to recognize that education is the greatest talent engine we possess and use collaboration to multiply those talents. Read more

Everyone Has a Meaningful Place in the New Economy

— In the midst of all our transformation and upheaval, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the fundamental belief that has driven this country since its inception: that the American Dream should be within reach for everyone. Read more

The Paradox of Capital Investment in the United States

by Donald A. Norman, Ph.D.
— Despite strong profits and plenty of cash on hand, the private sector isn't investing in the kinds of projects that will keep our economy growing. Here are some recommendations for reversing this trend before it's too late. Read more

The Price of Genius

by Walter Isaacson
— Alan Turing was the seminal theorist behind the notion of a universal computer. He was part of the secret team that broke the German wartime codes, and he framed the most fundamental question of the computer age: Can machines think? Read more

The Great Connectors

by Walter Isaacson
— Just as the Industrial Revolution was driven by combining the steam engine with ingenious machinery, the Digital Revolution has been driven by two great innovations: the personal computer and the Internet.  Together, they shifted influence from an old establishment to a new one led by the pioneers of technology, information, and entertainment. Read more

What Could Be Lost as Einstein’s Papers Go Online

by Walter Isaacson
— By empowering everyone to get information unfiltered, it diminishes the role of gatekeepers and intermediaries. But even in our digital age, scholars should visit their subjects’ archives—not just surf their sites.  Read more

The Myth of the Lone Genius

by Walter Isaacson
— In an excerpt and essay drawn from his new book "The Innovators," Walter Isaacson argues that the best creations since the dawn of the digital age have been the result of collaboration. This unique ingredient often provided the critical difference for some of the Internet's greatest advances, and even helped Isaacson complete his book.    Read more