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Liz Moran

Vinnie - The book looks fascinating - congrats ! Best Regards - Liz Moram

Ameed Taylor


Congratulations on your upcoming book.

It will be absolutely refreshing to see a focus on innovations outside of the canned "innovations" that we are feed daily by the mass media in terms of consumer electronics and enterprise software.

Of particular interest will be seeing how multiple technology "strands" are being utilized by the innovators profiled in the book to come up with breakthroughs in cloud computing, space technology and bio-tech and in countries outside of North America.

Chandran Sankaran

Vinnie -

Congratulations! So much opportunity and insight exists in the structural gaps created by the way disciplines are conventionally defined. I really like the premise of the book, and look forward to reading it.


Morgan McLintic

Congrats Vinnie - wonderful topic, sounds fascinating.

Paul Wiest

Vinnie... Can't wait to read it... Thanks for the "heads up"


Wow Vinnie. Very impressive. SOunds like a must read. Can't wait for further updates.


is "the new polyglotte" a sequel? if so, count me in. i know you wrote "the new polymath" with passion and i can't wait to find out about the innovation spirits, especially those roaming the web.

Joe Thornton

Vinnie - this should be an interesting read! Looking forward to seeing how you've compiled all of this information.


This look like it'll be a very interesting book.

Bill Kirwin


Great topic. Of course, my company will be there to train folks on all this new stuff, won't it?

Britton Manasco


Love the direction you've taken on this project. I've long believed that real innovation lies at "the intersection" (as Frans Johannson puts it in The Medici Effect). You seem to be there -- helping us embrace The New Renaissance.

One concern I have, however, is that many of these "polymaths" -- from KP to GE -- seem to be relying on the federal government to make their new riches possible. Cap and Trade legislation, for instance, may be fine for "rent seeking" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_seeking ) venture capitalists and monstrously large corporations. But is it the best approach for the rest of us? Even Super Green NYT Columnist Tom Friedman believes otherwise: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/opinion/08friedman.html

The prior Renaissance revolved around a liberation from monopolistic/oligopolistic practices and far-reaching government control. While I agree that a New Renaissance is within our reach, I don't believe it will happen if we expect it to be financed (or incentivized) by a New Leviathan in Washington.



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