IN THIS SUMMARY
Global competition is fiercer than ever as countries race each other to be the innovation leader. The United States has long held this role, but other countries are encroaching on its status. In Innovation Nation, John Kao outlines the challenges the United States faces in the areas of venture capital, research and development, and talent acquisition and explains how various countries have gained ground on these fronts.
Kao also details the successes of some of the global hot spots of innovation, describes how the United States can learn from its challengers, defines the role of both the public and private sectors, and provides a national agenda for how America can regain its place as an innovation leader.