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Nov 17, 2013

"An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work." --Dean Kamen

Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

"Imagine this is 1979: If you were reading this article back then, chances are you would have read it on paper -- with a printed newspaper or magazine in your hands. Today, you are probably reading it on a desktop computer, a laptop (or as a printout from either of these), or perhaps even on your Blackberry or iPhone. The pace of innovation has been so hectic in recent years that it is hard to imagine which innovations have had the greatest impact on business and society." Hard to imagine, but from among more than a thousand submissions, a panel of judges from Wharton business school selected the top thirty innovations from the past thirty years that have fundamentally changed the way we live. Read on to discover which innovations they selected and why.

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How have the innovations cited in this article changed the way you live? Take a moment to consider how you engage with these innovations - which ones affect you on a daily basis, and how do you relate to the changes they have made possible?



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