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Need, Speed, and Greed by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran


“The perfect primer for the postindustrial age… An insightful assessment of the changing global economy, complete with recommendations for how companies can thrive in a perpetually disruptive environment… an exemplary narrative.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“A great atlas for worlds known and unknown.”

-Juan Enriquez // managing director of Excel Venture Management, author of Homo Evolutis and As the Future Catches You

“Need, Speed, and Greed is an absorbing and deeply insightful guide to the wild new landscape of global innovation. It is a must-read for strategists and entrepreneurs alike.”

-Paul Saffo // managing director of foresight at Discern Analytics

“Vaitheeswaran outlines new rules for global innovation that can help individuals, businesses, and nations compete in this new era. This book is recommended reading for those who seek to understand current trends and want to become an integral part of the change and drive it.”

-Kris Gopalakrishnan // executive co-chairman Infosys Limited

“Innovations and global threats are in combat in these pages. Vijay Vaitheeswaran amasses a rich range of arguments and sources to demonstrate why he believes innovation will prevail. I hope he is right!”

-Mark Malloch-Brown // former deputy UN secretary-general

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
is an award- winning global correspondent for the Economist. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adviser to the World Economic Forum, and an adjunct faculty member at NYU's Stern School of Business. He is also the author of Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future (co-authored with Iain Carson), and Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular guest on NPR and Marketplace, PBS's NewsHour, ABC's Nightline, and other leading programs.

Photo: Kevin Jairaj
Mar 12

Does top down innovation work?

Does top down innovation work? A conversation with the CTO of the White House

Ideas from Aneesh Chopra

The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran sits down for a chin wag with the Obama administration’s Aneesh Chopra at our “Innovation: Entrepreneurship for a disruptive world” event. Provocateurs Daniel Isenberg of Babson Global and Vivek Wadhwa of the University of California make a walk-on appearance to challenge the White House’s efforts in stimulating entrepreneurship.

Mar 11

Watch the introduction from the PopTech 2010 Conference

Watch Economist columnist Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran’s introduction from the PopTech 2010 conference – “Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures, and Improbable Breakthroughs.”