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‘Creating Innovators’: Raising Young People Who Will Change the World

July 3rd, 2012

Episode 43 of 696 episodes

Leading thinkers, from President Barack Obama to Thomas Friedman, argue that innovation is key to improving the United States economy, now and in the future. If that is the case, how do we prepare young people to become innovators? That is the question Tony Wagner, Harvard University's first innovation education fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center, asks in his new book, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World. To find the answers, Wagner profiles several young innovators, drawing on interviews with them and their parents, educators and mentors to discover the forces that have driven them to succeed in thinking outside the box. (Podcast with transcript)

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