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Fueling Change

Is U.S. business complacent? Mr. Creativity thinks so.

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This story appears in the November 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Dubbed "Mr. Creativity," by The Economist, John Kao lives in San Francisco but travels the globe teaching corporations and governments how to foster innovation. While other nations are massively funding inventive research, Kao says America has become "the fat, complacent Detroit of nations." In his new book Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters and What We Can Do to Get It Back, Kao describes how you can reignite your innovative drive.

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