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In 1979, China glanced into America’s creative soul. President Nixon had invited a Chinese delegation to see the happenings of Silicon Valley. The delegation’s leader, Chen Chunxian, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was blown away by what he saw. And how could he not be? What a spectacle it must have been, seeing giants in their emerging moments. Apple had just prototyped the... Read More

Pete Mathias
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It is 1943 and two scientists are hard at work. One is Willem Kolff, the other is Robert Oppenheimer; one the father of artificial organs, the other the mastermind of the atomic bomb. Thousands of miles between Kolff’s research center in a small Medieval Dutch town and Oppenheimer’s top-secret laboratory in a hidden Los Alamos plateau, the physician and the physicists shared a commitment... Read More

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Each day, throughout the world, public officials and practitioners face the daunting task of creating solutions to society's most pressing problems, as they strive to improve the lives of their citizens. These dedicated public servants are under pressure to do more with increasingly limited resources, and to be more effective and efficient. Repeatedly, history has shown that continuing to... Read More