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81: The Innovation Delusion with Lee Vinsel and Andy Russell

Innovation is the hottest prize in the business. It attracts the most attention. It sells stocks in a blitz.

It also distracts from what matters the most - maintaining, caring for, and upkeeping what we have already invented. Today we talk with Lee Vinsel, an assistant professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and Andy Russell, professor of history and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Andy and Lee are technology historians and the authors of The Innovation Delusion, a new book that is coming out on September 8th, published by Penguin Random House. We provide you with a sneak peek into this book, which is already the number one bestseller on all major online bookstores. When you finish listening to the episode, be sure to grab your copy

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Lee Vinsel’s website at 

Andy Russell’s website at 

Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at 

SUNY Polytechnic Institute College of Arts and Sciences at 

Lee Vinsel, Andrew Russell, The Innovation Delusion at

The Maintainers at 

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