The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology by Vinnie Mirchandani

By Vinnie Mirchandani

Compliment for the hot Polymath ''Bravo! In a piece that is clean and alluring, Mirchandani stocks with us his case reviews in innovation and creativity. it really is no small irony that the 'IT revolution' has created a know-how that every one too simply falls again on bromides and obtained knowledge. Mirchandani conjures up us to come to it truly is roots, with the transformative energy that comes from placing know-how innovation in provider to enterprise and society.'' --Benjamin Fried, CIO, Google, Inc. ''At DeVry schooling, we're all for the next-generation crew that may construct the Polymath agencies of the next day to come. So, it's essential to see the e-book contact on the sort of wide variety of technologies--from cloud computing to rising medicine--that are shaping our curriculum. we're regularly searching for innovation, together with on-line sessions and tutorial labs, and this e-book has bought us pondering in new directions.'' --Daniel Hamburger, President and CEO, DeVry Inc. ''In this attention-grabbing e-book, Mirchandani, himself an instance of the recent breed of Polymaths that he defines, brings right into a sharp concentration precisely what has been accomplished through those that have the impressive skill to mix and combine expertise components. a good learn on a number of degrees: to benefit from; to be entertained by means of; and so much of all, to go away you puzzling over what you'll individually achieve.'' --Andy Mulholland, worldwide leader know-how Officer, Capgemini ''A terrific learn. to ensure that contributors and corporations to totally maximize new century opportunities--and remain abreast of a regularly morphing technological frontier--Mirchandani not just offers examples of the Polymath framework, yet concrete proof for winning leveraging. due to expertise, we will all be Polymaths if we open our minds to the chances. give some thought to this e-book your guide--I imagine da Vinci will be proud.'' --Linda Avey, cofounder, 23andMe

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It takes passion for technology and a love of reading to take time out of busy schedules and pore through hours of proofs. So many executives, successful authors and industry observers (listed on the back cover and in the front pages) took time out to review this book—it is testament to their commitment to helping technology make work, life, and play better. Of course, I owe a debt of gratitude to Benioff—for the foreword. He is a colorful, passionate technology leader who you will read about in Chapter 19—but what I admire is how he treats his people and how responsive he is even to casual acquaintances.

They embody AND not OR. But just as important, they are building a version of the new polymath: the IV and Kleiner talent ecosystem and product portfolio. Even more assuring, while they may not be as visible as Jobs, Joy, or Myhrvold, there are plenty more big thinkers around building other new polymath enterprises, leveraging a breathtaking variety of technical disciplines and technologies. Don’t Forget Michelangelo, Raphael, and . . Baldesar Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier is considered one of the most comprehensive perspectives of life during the Renaissance in Europe.

Even in automobile and aerospace, which have much more mature supply chain management, companies such as Ford and Boeing get around 70 percent of components from suppliers. In those industries, supplier consolidation and tiering makes sense because Ford and Boeing are dominant customers and can dictate design standards and justifiable economics. 5 percent of an IBM’s or Oracle’s revenue. The top 25 global technology vendors, such as HP and AT&T, now make up more than 50 percent of the volume of the IT amount spent externally.

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