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    DescriptionThe Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise covers the remarkable history of the Phenomenon since 1960, from the challenges of starting businesses in a hostile environment to the boom years in the late 1980s and 1990s, the dotcom bust in 2000 and the new reality of starting and growing businesses when money is tight. It also explores the different factors behind Cambridge's success, investigating the ways investors, government policies, networks, consultancies and even pubs have contributed to growing what has been described as the single most important region in the UK in terms of GDP generated from innovation and technology. Above all, though, the book is about the people and how they have innovated, responded, sometimes in the face of adversity, to technological, business and external challenges, learned, grown, and then been willing to put something back. The Cambridge Phenomenon has succeeded because the people involved have made it greater than the sum of its parts.

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    The Cambridge Phenomenon
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    Edited by Kate Kirk, Edited by Charles Cotton
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,501 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906507527
    ISBN 10: 190650752X

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    Publication date
    16 August 2012
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    Charles Cotton has been at the forefront of successive waves of technology innovation - computing, broadband communications, information services, digital mapping and location based services. Charles is an experienced director of public companies listed on Nasdaq, Euronext Amsterdam, the LSE and Frankfurt Exchange; an investor in and adviser to venture capital firms; and a business angel. Kate Kirk has been a freelance editor and writer for more than 20 years. She has worked for international organisations, think tanks, specialist publishers and several leading European business schools. She grew up in Cambridge and has close family ties to the Phenomenon.
    Review quote
    "It is an honour to be invited to participate in this book celebrating the remarkable history of innovation and enterprise around Cambridge" - Bill Gates KBE. "I meet people all over the world who want to know the secret to Cambridge's success. The answers are in this book." - Walter Herriot "This book offers a fascinating glimpse into the mercurial nature of the biotech industry and its winners and losers." - Mark Treherne
    Table of contents
    The main parts of the book are: 1) Life Story; 2) Clusters, Constellations and Clouds; 3) No Cluster is an Island.