For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics
In For the Love of Physics, beloved MIT professor Walter Lewin, whose riveting physics lectures made him a YouTube super-star, takes readers on a remarkably fun, inventive, and often wacky journey that brings the joys of physics to life.
How did Jason Osborn and Jason Wright turn FEED Granola into a hot brand and a household name in less than two years? This CNBC program depicts the entire process, with commentary from Inc.com senior editor Rod Kurtz, Whole Foods Market regional coordinator Kara Rubin, and the two models-turned-business-partners themselves. Also headlining the program is Sara Blakely of Spanx, a company that has helped millions of women feel a size smaller and made $350 million in retail sales along the way. Viewers learn how Blakely’s idea to update the old-fashioned girdle propelled her to succeed despite years of rejection from financiers and manufacturers.
Blake Mycoskie had four companies under his belt when he got his best idea yet: create a shoe company that gives away one pair for every pair sold. This CNBC program shows how Mycoskie used his business sense and budding celebrity status to grow TOMS Shoes into a global brand, while donating over 115,000 pairs of shoes to children in need.
Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator’s Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.
By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting.
Author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman introduces us to a burgeoning class of entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of the green-tech economy. From forestry to water to agriculture and oil, Heintzman maps out the leading enterprises that are developing cutting-edge, high-profit, clean-tech products and systems for export to a vast and rapidly expanding global market. Powerful, timely, and necessary, offering a fresh and visionary approach to redesigning our current economic system, one that uses the powerful forces within capitalism to act as a catalyst for change — and profit.
How–to guidance for optimizing incumbent technologies to deliver a better product and gain competitive advantage Their zip codes are far from Silicon Valley. Their SIC codes show retail, automobile or banking. But industry after industry is waking up to the opportunity of "smart" products and services for their increasingly tech–savvy customers. Traditionally technology buyers, they are learning to embed technology in their products and become technology vendors. The old delineation of technology buyer and vendor is obsolete. There is a new definition for the technology elite – and you find them across industries and geographies. The 17 case studies and 4 guest columns spread through The New Technology Elite bring out the elite attributes in detail.
In The Other Side of Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble reveal how to execute an innovation initiative—whether a simple project or a grand, gutsy gamble.. Practical and provocative, this book takes you step-by-step through the innovation execution process—so your Big Ideas deliver their full promise.