Business Week magazine called him the Master of Innovation, but Nathan Myhrvold prefers to think of himself as more of a Pied Piper where innovation is concerned.
He and the team at Intellectual Ventures are spending their time at the opening of the innovation pipeline, helping bring new technologies to market themselves and supporting others both through development and through purchasing patents. So that’s what he does. But what does he think about innovation in Silicon Valley? And what are his thoughts on today’s entrepreneurs?
In this interview, Nathan shares his perspectives on how Silicon Valley has moved from its radical roots to being part of Corporate America and the impact that’s having both on what technologies are being built as well as the people who are creating them.