A MAJOR BOOK ON INNOVATION
by
DR. ROBERT M. KRIM
with Alan R. Earls

BOSTON MADE:
FROM REVOLUTION TO ROBOTICS,
INNOVATIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

 

WHY BOSTON?

Since the 1600s Boston has been at the forefront of innovation. Over a 20-year period, with input from hundreds of researchers, Dr. Robert M. Krim winnowed a list of 600 Boston originated innovations down to 400 whose start and impact on the nation or the world he and his team documented.

The book, focuses on 50 of the top innovation stories from the Greater Boston area. No other region or metropolitan city has ever cataloged such a breadth of innovations – healthcare, technology, social innovations, educational, financial, and political – as well as the sheer number of innovations. Even through four major economic busts Boston keeps springing back, innovating and launching new industries.

Notable Boston Innovations Through the Centuries

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BOSTON MADE

FROM REVOLUTION TO ROBOTICS, INNOVATIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

For four hundred years, Boston has been at the forefront of world-changing innovation from starting the country’s first public school to becoming the first state to end slavery and giving birth to the telephone and Facebook. Boston was the site of the first organ transplant and more recent medical and biotech breakthroughs that have saved the lives of tens of thousands. That's not to mention pioneering advances in everything from rockets through robotics to COVID vaccines.

Dr. Krim with tech-business writer Alan Earls have developed and outlined a new interpretation of how a resilient city has flourished. At a time when the national and global economy is reeling from pandemic shockwaves, the authors have laid out what a dynamic world-class city has done in the face of adversity to find a fresh and successful path forward.

Documenting the secret sauce to Boston's innovation success through 50 unique stories

 

REVIEWS

Bob Krim knows more about the innovations born in Boston than anyone else.

Robert Krim is a long-time champion of the Boston area’s history of innovation, finding remarkable examples of ingenuity and creativity going back centuries and continuing today. He shows how a culture of innovation can make a small place a beacon of hope for the world, by developing the fresh ideas and useful discoveries that make a difference in every part of life.

Scott Kirsner
Boston Globe 'Columnist

Innovation Economy'

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Harvard Business School, Author of Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time

Fascinating people; engaging stories. Bob Krim’s Boston Made provides fifty vivid snapshots selected from four centuries of Boston-area innovation that helped change the world.

Ray Ozzie

Software Industry Entrepreneur, Former Chief Software Architect at Microsoft

 

THE AUTHORS

Dr. Robert M. Krim

Robert Krim is the founder and leader of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, for which he assembled a multi-university research team who worked with hundreds of organizations and businesses studying nearly five hundred innovations that changed the world and were developed in Greater Boston. With that research, he developed it into "Four Centuries of Innovation," a permanent exhibit at Boston Logan International Airport. He has a BA from Harvard and earned a master's in US History, a master's in Economics, and a joint PhD/MBA from Boston College. A professor at Framingham State University, Krim founded the Entrepreneur Innovation Center.

Alan R. Earls

Alan R. Earls is a Boston-area writer who has covered high-tech innovation for more than thirty years. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books on innovative enterprises such as Polaroid, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Raytheon, as well as regional histories.

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Boston Made: From Revolutions to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World
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Thursday, April 15
2:00 PM EST

Dr. Robert M. Krim, based on his 20-year of research, exploring Boston's breadth and sheer numbers of innovations through four centuries, and what has driven this - ensuring Boston's place as one of the most innovative cities in the world.

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Boston Made: From Revolutions to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World
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Thursday, May 13
7:00 PM EST

Dr. Robert M. Krim, based on his 20-year of research, exploring Boston's breadth and sheer numbers of innovations through four centuries, and what has driven this - ensuring Boston's place as one of the most innovative cities in the world.

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