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Quirky: The Remarkable Story of Innovators Who Changed the World

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Mar 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Melissa A. Schilling is the Herzog Family Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Schilling’s research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, video games, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies. If you take a stroll down History Lane you will see many famous names etched in the fine woodwork of human achievements like Einstein, Tesla, and Jobs. If you look at our greatest inventors and innovators, you can find a common thread. In simple language, we would call them strange or even weird in some regard. In her new book, Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World, Melissa Schilling argues that their weirdness made them who they are.