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Praise for Entrepreneurial Nation
"I have always believed that America remains the greatest superpower of innovation. Khanna is a leading thinker on how to make U.S. manufacturing more competitive across this country, whether it comes to making high-technology planes, cars, steel bars, fire suits, or even blenders. The unconventional ideas in this book chart the path America can take to lead the world for years to come."--Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla and Space X
"This captivating book adds to the growing discourse on the relevance of American ingenuity and our manufacturing heritage . . . It is a collection of captivating stories and real ideas on how to keep America competitive in the 21st Century."--Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO, DuPont, one of America's original manufacturing companies
"Entrepreneurial Nation is an excellent reminder of what makes American manufacturing great . . . It's an important read for anyone interested in impacting our manufacturing future."--Paul Otellini, president and CEO, Intel Corporation
"Khanna lays out a refreshing vision of innovation-based U.S. manufacturing leadership, not just competitiveness. Entrepreneurial Nation is based on the views and experiences of real manufacturers making real products in America. It prescribes a hefty dose of federal policy changes to empower privatesector innovation in manufacturing. This is a very important addition to a very important debate."--Charles Vest, President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and president of the National Academy of Engineering
"Khanna led Commerce's domestic offices that implemented President Obama’s National Export Initiative. He was a key player in the policy debate in Washington, and he was in the trenches listening to the perspective of manufacturers across our country. It shows. His book provides a powerful vision of what American companies need to do to thrive and grow in the world market."--Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Obama Administration , 2010–2011
Ro Khanna spent two years as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he worked with the country’s most influential business and labor leaders to rebuild the nation's manufacturing sector and increase American exports. He also served on the White House Business Council. Khanna is now a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and a technology attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Good recap of some of the challenges and potential solutions.
A nice contrast to today's digital first thinking and actions.
Author Khanna uses the experiences of 15 successful manufacturing companies to address the questions of: 'How can we compete successfully with low-wage countries? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Loyd E. Eskildson
Just finished reading the book and wanted to put in a few good words. This is a very good book about an important topic. Read morePublished 17 months ago by TopCat19
Well before the settlements at Jamestown and then Plymouth, the entrepreneurial spirit has guided and driven the development of what eventually became a new nation and has since... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert Morris
This book makes very compelling points and builds a genuinely strong case for rejuvenating revival & hope for an Entrepreneurial Nation. Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Koshy P. George
This is a worthwhile book. Even though it is sometimes a wonkish rehash of talking points from government bureaucracies and the big-corporation viewpoint of the U.S. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Alan F. Sewell
Brilliant piece of work! The author has written passionately about how he feels about this country and clearly makes the case that the United States has not lost the "war" on... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by GURUWHIZ
This is MUST read for all folks who are nay sayers Republicans busy shipping our factory/labor jobs to China, Brazil etc. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by SusanWells