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After World War II, Du Pont switched from rayon to its proprietary nylon tire cord.
Over the years Du Pont and American Viscose tried to better the other's product
with a series of improvements. Because nylon had higher limits, rayon began ...
16 From Cotton to Rayon to Nylon to Polyester. Du Pont, not understanding
where nylon was on its S-curve, got little for its last $75 million of R&D, while
Celanese progressed much faster with less money because polyester was just
starting its ...
The Polyester Department brought its tire for testing to the Nylon Department and
was told, "Gee, this is a terrific product. It's almost as good as the latest nylon tire
cord. It just needs a bit more development." For the polyester designers that was
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Whenever President Obama speaks on the US path to recovery he speaks of innovation. He states repeatedly that innovation is a singular American trait. In this contest this book, old as it is is an important contribution to the road ahead. Read full review
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This was one of the first business books I read and remains one of the best. Foster's thesis is that innovation is a necessity for companies to survive and prosper in an every changing world, but that ... Read full review
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