We talk with cutting-edge entrepreneurs from about what may spark the American comeback.
The great American economy was built on vast natural resources and hard, ready-to-go labor. It was also built – and built again and again – on innovation.
From the clipper ship, to the steam engine, to Thomas Edison’s electricity, Bell’s telephone, transistors and computers and the Internet, innovation and entrepreneurs have recharged and expanded the American economy over and over.
So, what about now? The economy’s in a ditch. Will some great innovation pull it out? Some great entrepreneur? We talk with hot entrepreneurs about who and what may kick-start the U.S. economy.
Bill Sahlman, professor of business at Harvard Business School, with a focus on investing in entrepreneurial ventures.
This program aired on October 7, 2010.