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Innovation - Preface




The drafters of the Constitution of the United States of America recognized the necessity of innovative ideas; they designed concepts that were considered revolutionary at the time and became the foundation for the new government. James Madison’s diaries became a baseline template for the Constitution, diligently compiling the continuously-evolving proceedings of the Convention. It was definitely clear that developments and changes were needed to sustain the vibrant and growing young nation; and, visionary leaders like Benjamin Franklin recognized that rapid change would not be easy - so he led the communications industry as author, printer, and newspaper editor (as well as a satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat). Intellectual properties, and the laws protecting new ideas, have made America’s knowledge-based economy a success-story as a global leader in innovation that extends beyond technology, business, healthcare, sociology, and environmentalism - setting a standard of excellence with solutions that support the nation’s continued economic prosperity - to share with the world.


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