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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John J. Kao  

Pen Name: John Kao

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: December 14, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kao is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, film producer, and theatre producer.

Published Works

  • Three Millennia of Chinese Psychiatry, Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine, 1979
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Organization: Text, Cases & Readings, Prentice Hall, 1989
  • The Enrepreneur, Prentice Hall, 1991
  • The Entrepreneurial Organization, Prentice Hall, 1991
  • Managing Creativity, Prentice Hall, 1991
  • The New Business of Design: The Forty-fifth International Design Conference in Aspen, Allworth Press, 1996
  • Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, Harper Paperback, 1996
  • Innovation Nation: How America is Losing its Innovation Edge, Why it Matters, and What We Can Do to Get It Back, Free Press, 2007

Selected Titles At Your Library

Three millennia of Chinese psychiatry /
ISBN: 0933870027. OCLC Number:

Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine,. New York :. 1979.

Entrepreneurship, creativity & organization :
ISBN: 0132830116. OCLC Number:

Prentice Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, NJ :. ©1989.

The Entrepreneur /
ISBN: 0132823101. OCLC Number:

Prentice Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1991.

The entrepreneurial organization /
ISBN: 0132823284. OCLC Number:

Prentice Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1991.

Managing creativity /
ISBN: 013556705X. OCLC Number:

Prentice Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1991.

The new business of design :
ISBN: 1880559382. OCLC Number:

Allworth Press,. New York :. ©1996.

Jamming :
ISBN: 0887308643. OCLC Number:

Collins,. New York :. 1997, ©1996.

Innovation nation :
ISBN: 1416532684. OCLC Number:

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"Even as the United States has lost standing in the world community because of the war in Iraq, Kao warns, the country is losing its edge in economic leadership as well. The future of our prosperity, and of our national security, is at serious risk. But it doesn't have to be this way. Based on his in-depth experience advising many of the world's leading companies and studying cutting-edge innovation "best practices" in the most dynamic hot spots of innovation both in the United States and around the world, Kao argues that the United States still has the capability not only to regain our competitive edge, but to take a bold step out ahead of the global community and secure a leadership role in the twenty-first century.

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