Building a Culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In January 2015, I attended a visiting lecturer event at Mines, where writer and biographer Walter Isaacson presented a review and discussion of his recently published book, The Innovators. He discussed the history of people involved in development of computer technology and the evolution of tools and companies we have today, such as the internet, Microsoft, Apple and Google. In many cases, the founder of an idea or inventor of a new technology was not the person with the vision to apply the idea and benefit an institution or society overall. That process is entrepreneurship. After listening to this...

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