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Multirational multinationals

Multirational multinationals

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By WILLIaM d. eggers and PauL MacMILLan> ILLustratIon By aLex naBauM
MulTiraTionalMulTinaTionals
The shifting business ethos
 
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MULTIRATIONAL MULTINATIONALS
D
ean Kamen is one of the world’s great inventors. His arsenalof 440 patents runs the gamut from the Segway scooter toirrigation equipment to implantable insulin pumps.
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Kamen’s suc-cess derives in no small part from his technical genius, and he has anuncanny ability to promote the usefulness of his inventions.To demonstrate a prosthetic arm Kamen designed for the DefenseAdvanced Research Projects Agency, he showed a wearer overcom-ing daily inconveniences—peeling a banana and sipping coffee—todisplay the enhanced motor skills.
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His gravelly Long Island frank-ness emphasizes the intuitiveness of his designs, belying their fullcomplexity. Kamen knows how to be understood.
MULTIRATIONAL MULTINATIONALS
The shifting business ethos
An excerpt from the forthcoming book 
Te Solution Revolution
BYWILLIAM D. EGGERSANDPAUL MACMILLAN > ILLUSTRATION BYALEX NABAUM

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