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National Geographic on biomimetics: Tom Mueller, Biomimetics: Design by Nature, National Geographic, April 2008 http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/04/biomimetics/tom-mueller-text
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2hMpt1M )

Machine emotions: Professor Marvin Minsky of MIT has a nice discussion of emotions on his website: http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/E1/eb1.html
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2hXvGHO )

“What works for me.” I don’t know who first said it, but here’s a good discussion online: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/writers/msg0214572722651.html
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2jDbj1y )

Chapter 1

For information on the growth of competitive intelligence in the 1990s, see the book Competitive Intelligence by Larry Kahaner.

Applying the Talmud to business decisions: http://www.kahaner.com/talmud_book.shtml
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2jNVt9e )

Peter Drucker on information overload: Long-Range Planning: Challenge to Management, Management Science, April 1959.

Chapter 2

Hand gestures: Almost any gesture or hand position you can imagine turns out to be insulting in somebody’s culture. Check it out: http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20040609054722/http://www.newyorkish.com/newyorkish/2004/05/the_hand_gestur.html

Internet penetration: These are generally 2010 figures, as collected by internetworldstats.com

Chapter 4

The fate of corporate research groups. For an overview, see http://www.issues.org/18.1/fong.html
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2tNEAzk )

Shifting focus in corporate research. Here’s a nice discussion: http://www.math.washington.edu/Commentary/science.html
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2tSkH6L )

Chapter 7

Early adopters in some areas are late in others. Consultant Peter de Jager does a nice job of explaining this in an essay on his website: http://www.technobility.com/docs/article032.htm
(archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6E2ttg4db )

Consumer products adoption curves: Chart adapted from the annual report of the Dallas Federal Reserve, 1996. http://www.dallasfed.org/fed/annual/1999p/ar96.pdf
(archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20040329174104/http://dallasfed.org/fed/annual/1999p/ar96.pdf )

Chapter 8

Chapter 9


The petroleum forecast was reprinted in Scientific American, May 2007, p. 18.


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