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The Resource Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries, Safi Bahcall

Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries, Safi Bahcall

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Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries
Title
Loonshots
Title remainder
how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries
Statement of responsibility
Safi Bahcall
Title variation
How to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Loonshots is a brilliant and wonderfully entertaining book, an unstoppable read, full of surprises and rich with insight into how people create and nurture things that change the world. It's also an important book. Bahcall, a physicist and biotech entrepreneur, is unfolding the secrets behind successes everywhere.' --Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? Why do traffic jams appear out of nowhere on highways? How did the Allies win the secret war against the Nazis? Why does the world speak English? What do the answers to these questions tell us about building more innovative teams? Loonshots describes a new way to think about innovation: why a company's structure matters more than its culture. Safi Bahcall, a physicist and entrepreneur, applies the science of phase transitions to the behavior of teams. The Nobel laureate Phil Anderson once captured the essence of phase transitions with the phrase "more is different." The collective behaviors of liquids and solids are more than the sum of their parts. They are something new: phases of matter. The same molecules can behave in very different ways. Bahcall explains why the collective behaviors of people in teams and companies are something new: phases of organization. Small changes in structure can transform teams from nurturing breakthroughs to inhibiting them, just like small changes in temperature can transform flowing water to rigid ice. Understanding those phases can help us design more innovative teams. Loonshots describes the science, draws on examples from Pan Am to Pixar, and offers rules that creatives, entrepreneurs, and managers can use to innovate faster and better"--
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Bahcall, Safi
Dewey number
658.4/094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD53
LC item number
.B34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Creative ability in business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success in business
  • Creative ability in business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success in business
  • Creative ability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success
  • Innovation
  • Kreatives Denken
  • Gruppendynamik
  • Technischer Fortschritt
Label
Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries, Safi Bahcall
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Engineers of serendipity. How loonshots won a war -- The surprising fragility of the loonshot -- The two types of loonshots: Trippe vs. Crandall -- Edwin Land and the Moses trap -- Escaping the Moses trap -- Part two: The science of sudden change. -- Interlude: The importance of being emergent -- Phase transitions, I: marriage, forest fires, and terrorists -- Phase transitions, II: the magic number 150 -- The fourth rule -- Part three: The mother of all loonshots. Why the world speaks English -- Afterword: Loonshots vs. disruption
Control code
1031543822
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9781250225610
Lccn
2018041158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031543822
Label
Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries, Safi Bahcall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Engineers of serendipity. How loonshots won a war -- The surprising fragility of the loonshot -- The two types of loonshots: Trippe vs. Crandall -- Edwin Land and the Moses trap -- Escaping the Moses trap -- Part two: The science of sudden change. -- Interlude: The importance of being emergent -- Phase transitions, I: marriage, forest fires, and terrorists -- Phase transitions, II: the magic number 150 -- The fourth rule -- Part three: The mother of all loonshots. Why the world speaks English -- Afterword: Loonshots vs. disruption
Control code
1031543822
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9781250225610
Lccn
2018041158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031543822

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