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Teaming Up to Drive Scientific Discovery: Brian Uzzi, PhD at TEDxNorthwesternU

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Published on Jul 12, 2012

What does the world's largest repository of more than 26 million scientific papers tell us about trends in the production of scientific knowledge? There appears to be a nearly universal end to the era of the solo scientist and a rise in the supremacy of teams. The advantage of teams is growing and frontier of knowledge is reached through the invisible but complex networks through which scientists assemble teams.

Brian Uzzi, PhD is the Richard L. Thomas Distinguished chair in leadership at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Professor Uzzi speaks on the topics of leadership with a focus creating and developing networks that enhance executive creativity, R&D innovation, and the implementation of new products and ideas. Professor Uzzi advises and speaks at major organizations around the world, including the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Baker and McKenzie, Deloitte, Pepsico, Kraft, Abbott Labs, CreditSuisse, P&G, McKinsey, the World Bank, FBI, CIA, Intel, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, and other corporations and professional service firms.

About TEDx:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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