“These pages are filled with incredible examples of passionate entrepreneurs, established leaders, and multinational companies, innovatively leveraging technology to tackle big problems, “grand challenges,” related to health, hunger, and natural disasters–and of course, information technology. As Mirchandani says, “it’s time for AND not OR”. Read on; be inspired. I’m looking forward to enjoying the future that we create.”
– Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com
“At DeVry Education, we are focused on the next generation workforce which will build the Polymath enterprises of tomorrow. So, it’s good to see the book touch on such a wide range of technologies — from cloud computing to emerging medicine — that are shaping our curriculum. We are always looking for innovation, including online classes and instructional labs, and the book has got us thinking in new directions.”
– Daniel Hamburger, President & CEO, DeVry Inc.
“The New Polymath takes a close look at the rate of innovation, not just in the US but around the world, chronicling the rapid evolution of technologies and business. If you are wondering about the future, then find time to read this book.”
– Om Malik, author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist & Founder, GigaOM.
“Vinnie Mirchandani has long been not only one of the leading enterprise software analysts, but someone who has always understood the value of innovation and ideas in the marketplace. The New Polymaths is both a key discussion on how to innovate and who is innovating but also an appreciation of how we innovate. This isn’t just a useful book, it’s a must read.”
– Paul Greenberg, Author: CRM at the Speed of Light
“Vinnie Mirchandani has done a great job tying together many of the multi-dimensional forces which are fueling a new generation of technological innovations aimed at addressing some of our most important business and social challenges.”
– Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and Founder of the SaaS Showplace
“Mirchandani produces the ultimate journey through the world of information technology innovation and its impact on today’s globally-integrated society. Not many evangelists have lived through IT/business innovation with the unique proximity of Mirchandani – his case discussions, interviews and perspectives are a truly enlightening experience to enjoy.”
– Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, Horses for Sources