The Cambridge Phenomenon

The Cambridge Phenomenon : 50 Years of Innovation & Enterprise

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The Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise is a multi-dimensional portrait of one of the world's most enterprising clusters of technology companies, set against the backdrop of the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge Phenomenon has been the focus of business, economic, political and academic interest for many years. This book tells the inside story of the companies that have made the Phenomenon what it is today, and the remarkable people behind them.

Richly illustrated with photographs, cameos and anecdotes, it showcases not only the companies, but also the game-changing events that have led to dramatic growth and world-beating technologies and products. From computers to video games, from radio to wireless technologies, and from test tubes to blockbuster drugs, the sheer variety of what goes on in Cambridge makes the cluster unique.

"The phenomenon of Cambridge, its university and its cluster, is an inspiring example of the great power of human ingenuity to create enterprises and industries, to make life better and more productive for all of us."

- Bill Gates KBE
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 248 x 286 x 24mm | 1,501.38g
  • Third Millennium Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • Over 450 images
  • 190650752X
  • 9781906507527
  • 1,214,636

Table of contents

The main parts of the book are: 1) Life Story; 2) Clusters, Constellations and Clouds; 3) No Cluster is an Island.
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"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
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About Kate Kirk

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.
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