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Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century by Holden Thorp,Buck Goldstein

Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century
Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century
Holden Thorp,Buck Goldstein
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The University of North Carolina Press; Second edition (August 12, 2013)
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In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water. They provide not only an urgent call to action but also a practical guide for our nation's leading institutions to make the most of the opportunities available to be major players in solving the world's biggest problems.A preface and a new chapter by the authors address recent developments, including innovative licensing strategies, developments in online education, and the value of arts and sciences in an entrepreneurial society.
  • Ynye
What an eye opening book! We are reading this as apart of an "entrepreneurial university" class and it has really help me understand the potential diminished value of college degrees. I'm apart of a graduate program that values innovation over a research university. In fact, the program was designed from CEO saying that they enjoyed "researched based" students but those same students didn't possess much innovation, or work ethic so the program was created out of a list of bullet points from CEO and has been successful program to date. (This program would be an excellent examples of Engines of Innovation, should you make any revision and/or additions to this book)

I absolutely enjoyed this information from Bill Gates who stated that his foundation's new approach: "We have to find a way to make aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well".

A refreshing book to read. The way our economy operates we need, must have, Engines of Innovation (universities) to solve the world problems. I've suggested this book to many college administrators as they began to make plans and improvements for their departments next year. A must read for college professors and administrators that want to take it to the next level.
  • Lucam
The good: challenges us to look at how universities can be leveraged to solve our economic and technology challenges.
The great: a very optimistic portrayal of what is possible when universities are in synch with the times. (e.g. MIT in WWII)
The bad: It's never this simple and the world is becoming much more complex in the context of the definition of universities, the tension between education and research, and the role of government and industry in all of this.
  • Agarus
Great book, on how to turn around universities as ivory towers into popular centres for community development through innovations. The book is an attempt towards that direction. More needs to be written in this area
  • Nargas
Very informative and should be read by ambitious university faculty, entrepreneurs, and donors. Gives an idea of what's in store for the future and gets one into the mindset of a successful chancellor and a successful businessman.
  • Weiehan
Higher Education needs to change to meet the demands of student, parents and employers. What are the right changes? Where do we start? The book gives a leader a foundation to begin implementing innovation and change on campus. Very informative.
  • Skrimpak
Excellent book on how much more innovation is and how it all has to do with human beings and their spirit!
  • Frey
Excellent view on modern higher ed practices.
|TITLE| Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty – First Century.
• H. Holden Thorp, Ph.D., J.D.
• Provost and Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor
• Departments of Chemistry and Medicine
• Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri
• Campus Box 1072
• St Louis, MO 63130
• 314-935-3000
[email protected]
• Burton B. “Buck” Goldstein, Ph.D.
• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Entrepreneur-in Residence
• Professor of Practice in the Department of Economics.at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina

|BOOK FORMAT| soft cover
|BOOK PAGES| 178 pages
|BOOK PUBLISHER| University of North Carolina Press <ww.uncpress.unc.edu>
|BOOK RATING| Five Star 5****

|REVIEWER| Josh Grossman, Colonel {r} U.S. Army Medical Corps, M.D., F.A.C.P.
• Bachelor of Arts: The Johns Hopkins University (1961)
• Doctor of Medicine: Our Washington University School of Medicine (1965)
• Formerly Chief of Medicine 121st Evacuation Hospital APO-SF-96220
• Formerly Commanding Officer 548th General Dispensary APO-SF-96301
“Above all, do not fear difficult moments. The best comes from them!” – Professor Rita Levi-Montalcini M.D., Ph.D. {1909 – 2012: Nobel Laureate Physiology: Medicine)
“Great teachers often say they learn more from their students than their students learn from them.” (Page 15 of this outstanding text}
As I read and re-read this Second Edition of this well-written, well-referenced, outstanding text these words of Sir Howard Walter Florey {1898 – 1968} came to mind:
“ “I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare;”
-----------------------------------------------------------Sir Howard Walter Florey, M.D., Ph.D. {1898 – 1968}
Yes it is true that our Universities prepare our students for jobs that do not yet exist; just as Our Washington University School of Medicine prepared me for HIV/AIDS unknown when I received my Doctor of Medicine (now 50 Fifty Years Ago) in 1965; just as I endeavor to prepare my students for Ebola with reasonable training in P.P.M. (Personal Protective Measures) perhaps somewhat more stringent that we were taught during our Vietnam Era Military Medical Officer Basic Training (and later during Command and General Staff School} both at Fort Sam Houston, Sam Antonio Texas prior to and before our Active Duty Medical Military Deployment to Malaria Endemic Areas in our Far East!
A copy of this outstanding text should be in each and every City, County, University, and College of Medicine Library. Our incoming first year Medical Students should read and discuss this text with their Mentors. All of our Washington University Alumni and our University of North Carolina Alumni will surely walk taller when they read and discuss this exemplary text with their students as I will with my students.
I look forward to reading future editions of this outstanding text as I look forward to, “The Road Ahead!” (Page 162 of this outstanding text)