"Required reading for whoever takes over the Oval Office in January."
-Therest Ploletti, MarketWatch
“Judy Estrin has zeroed in on the lack of long-term thinking in business and culture that is one of the gravest problems we face today. Her urgent call to action is a must-read for anyone interested in fostering and accelerating innovation in their business or organization.”
-Bob Iger, CEO, The Walt Disney Company
"Deeply thought-provoking. An extraordinary tapestry of commentary drawn from scores of interviews and woven into a coherent fabric about innovation and why it must be a part of America's future."
-Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist, Google
"Concerned about the future of America's role in the global economy? Then, whether you're a business leader, educator or policy maker, you should read this book. America achieved greatness through its ability to engineer, explore and innovate. Estrin provides a fresh perspective on the importance of innovation to our future, and shines a bright light on the problems we face in rebuilding its crumbling cultural and educational foundations."
Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., first American woman astronaut
"Judy Estrin is one of Silicon Valley's greatest entrepreneurs and technologists. If you care about the state of entrepreneurship and management in the 21st century, her book is a must-read."
-Roger McNamee, managing director, Elevation Partners
Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC. She cofounded seven technology companies and was chief technology officer at Cisco Systems. Serving on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Corporation and FedEx Corporation, Estrin is also a member of the technology advisory boards of Stanford’s School of Engineering and Bio-X campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative. She has been named three times to Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 most powerful women in American business.
Judy Estrin has a genuine pedigree in innovation coming from a family of innovators. Her father worked with John von Neumann (the father of modern digital computing) at the... Read morePublished on July 19, 2010 by Mr. G. Carroll
Other reviewers have commented that some of the ideas in this book have existed for some time, and that may be the case. Read morePublished on July 12, 2010 by Blaine McNutt
Judy Estrin's thoughts and ideas on how to close the innovation gap should be a must read for everyone in education, government and our corporate leaders. Read morePublished on October 20, 2009 by Darrell W. Gunter
Excellent book with a variety of clear information well presented. Its an eye opener of our economic reality.Published on April 1, 2009 by Harry Pena Ruiz
My husband and I both read the book and found it very informative, inspiring and well worth the read.Published on March 6, 2009 by Mel
Reading this book has been an enlightening and thought-provoking journey. Judy Estrin provides a unique perspective on innovation: the historical role of the United States as a... Read morePublished on December 7, 2008 by Andrea J. Goldsmith
At best, Judy Estrin could have consolidated her 254 page book into a 3-4 page Harvard Business Review article. Ms. Read morePublished on October 14, 2008 by Fred Lang