Conquering Innovation Fatigue

Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Author: Jeffrey Lindsay,Cheryl A. Perkins,Mukund Karanjikar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470502570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This practical guide reveals the nine major “fatigue factors” that can block the path to innovation success, along with solutions to energize innovation. Original advances in innovation practice and new case studies are applied to guide inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and even policy makers in conquering innovation fatigue. Cost-effective solutions include guidance on intellectual assets, dealing with disruptive innovation, and driving innovation using the “Horn of Innovation” and “Circuit of Innovation” models. A surprising view of DaVinci as an engine of open innovation is presented. Throughout the book, a unique aspect is exploring the journey of innovators, including corporate employees and entrepreneurs, at the often-overlooked personal level using the metaphor of immigrants in a strange land to identify barriers and solutions.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Boy who Invented Television

A Story of Inspiration, Persistence, and Quiet Passion

Author: Paul Schatzkin

Publisher: Teamcom Books

ISBN: 9781928791300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 9400

While the great minds of science, financed by the biggest companies in the world, wrestled with 19th century answers to a 20th century problem, Philo T. Farnsworth, age 14, dreamed of trapping light in an empty jar and transmitting it, one line at a time, on a magnetically deflected beam of electrons. Farnsworth was a farm boy from Rigby, Idaho, with virtually no knowledge of electronics when he first sketched his idea for electronic television on a blackboard for his high school science teacher. Fifteen years later, his teacher would recreate that sketch as part of his testimony in patent litigation between Farnsworth and the giant Radio Corporation of America. In 1930, Farnsworth was awarded the fundamental patents for modern television; but he had to spend the next decade fighting off challenges to his patents by the giant Radio Corporation of America and defending his vision against his own shortsighted investors who did not share his larger dream of scientific independence. The Boy Who Invented Television traces Farnsworth's guided tour of discovery, describing the observations he made in the course of developing and improving his initial invention and revealing how his unique insights brought him to the threshold of what could have been an even greater discovery -- clean, safe, and unlimited energy from controlled nuclear fusion. - Publisher.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Stage Manager's Toolkit

Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

Author: Laurie Kincman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131729260X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 561

The Stage Manager’s Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success.
Posted in Performing Arts

Idaho Off the Beaten Path®

Discover Your Fun

Author: Julie Fanselow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493027867

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 7808

Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Idaho Off the Beaten Path shows you the Gem State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Posted in Travel

Scientists, Inventors, and Tinkerers: The Discoveries and Inventions as Precursors that Led to Philo Farnsworth's Invention of Television

Author: Donald Ray Schwartz

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599428849


Page: N.A

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Scientists, Inventors, and Tinkerers is a monograph relating in linear fashion the discoveries and inventions in electricity, electronics, wireless, and mass communications that led to the inventor Philo Farnsworth having all necessary to realize his own moment of discovery-- by inventing one of the most influential of inventions, the television. The work includes a parallel discussion of the invention of lip-synchronization talking motion pictures, as both innovations, TV and Talkies, occurred in the same year.
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The Boy Who Invented TV

Author: Kathleen Krull

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781627655750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 5292

"An inspiring true story of a boy genius. "Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to make pictures fly through the air. This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years later he made his brainstorm in the potato field a reality by transmitting the world s first television image. This fascinating picture-book biography of Philo Farnsworth covers his early interest in machines and electricity, leading up to how he put it all together in one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. The author s afterword discusses the lawsuit Farnsworth waged and won against RCA when his high school science teacher testified that Philo s invention of television was years before RCA s."
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

In the Year After Mom Died

August 20, 2006 to August 20, 2007

Author: Tom Slattery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595612032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 6158

The author deals with grief and reflects on life and change following the death of his mother in 2006. Her treasure old house and the unintended influence of Arthur Miller are followed through this book.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography


The Invention of Television

Author: David E. Fisher,Marshall Fisher

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

View: 4388

Chronicles the creation of television from the earliest prototypes to courtroom battles for control of the market, and offers portraits of the inventors
Posted in Technology & Engineering


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Posted in Theater

The sources of invention

Author: John Jewkes,David Sawers,Richard Stillerman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 372

View: 1040

Posted in Technology & Engineering

TV's Forgotten Hero

The Story of Philo Farnsworth

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781575050171

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 9658

A biography of the persistent experimenter whose interest in electricity led him to develop an electronic television system in the 1920s.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Hollywood Reporter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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Posted in Motion pictures

The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2007-2008

Author: Jeffrey Eric Jenkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 577

View: 6401

Covers plays produced in New York, theater awards, details of productions, prizes, people, and publications, as well as the editors' choices of the ten best plays.
Posted in Drama

Play All

A Bingewatcher's Notebook

Author: Clive James

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 1366

Television and TV viewing are not what they once were—and that’s a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which TV is watched. Here he examines this unique cultural revolution, providing a brilliant, eminently entertaining analysis of many of the medium’s most notable twenty-first-century accomplishments and their not always subtle impact on modern society—including such acclaimed serial dramas as Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Mad Men, and The Sopranos, as well as the comedy 30 Rock. With intelligence and wit, James explores a television landscape expanded by cable and broadband and profoundly altered by the advent of Netflix, Amazon, and other “cord-cutting” platforms that have helped to usher in a golden age of unabashed binge-watching.
Posted in Performing Arts

Philo T. Farnsworth

Visionary Inventor of Television

Author: Tim O'Shei

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781598450750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5353

Profiles the persistent inventor whose interest in electricity led him to develop an electronic television system in the 1920s.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The New Criterion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts, American

Page: N.A

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Posted in Arts, American

The Last Lone Inventor

Author: Evan I. Schwartz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780061856143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2728

In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit, and independent brilliance versus corporate arrogance. Many men have laid claim to the title "father of television," but Philo T. Farnsworth is the true genius behind what may be the most influential invention of our time. Driven by his obsession to demonstrate his idea,by the age of twenty Farnsworth was operating his own laboratory above a garage in San Francisco and filing for patents. The resulting publicity caught the attention of RCA tycoon David Sarnoff, who became determined to control television in the same way he monopolized radio. Based on original research, including interviews with Farnsworth family members, The Last Lone Inventor is the story of the epic struggle between two equally passionate adversaries whose clash symbolized a turning point in the culture of creativity.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography