What Makes Mind Tick? GPS Technology Pioneer Discusses Social Conditions that Nurture Innovations in His New Book, the Innovative Society

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In his latest book, the Innovative Society, Dr. Rudolph M. Kalafus presents an in-depth analysis of different societal conditions that stimulate innovative activities and how these conditions can be applied in today’s societies.

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I wanted to clearly understand conditions in a society that supported and encouraged innovative activity … then it should be possible to look back in history and explain why some societies were more innovative than others.

Dr. Rudolph M. Kalafus presents his ideas on the subject of innovation and the effective ways of encouraging revolutionary thinking in today’s societies in his latest book, the Innovative Society. An engineer who played an important role in developing the GPS system, Dr. Kalafus uses his knowledge and experience to examine different social settings and its effects in fostering innovative minds.

Creative and innovative minds have been in existence since ancient times, and Dr. Kalafus proves this by examining different historical periods in different parts of the world; he further shows how ancient innovations paved the way toward political, industrial, economic, practical technologies, and social development. He, however, does not focus on the innovations themselves but on the social factors that contributed to the innovativeness.

According to the author, “I wanted to clearly understand conditions in a society that supported and encouraged innovative activity. If they were properly identified, then it should be possible to look back in history and explain why some societies were more innovative than others.”

The Innovative Society by Dr. Rudolph M. Kalafus is published by Infinity Publishing is now available for purchase in both print and e-book versions.

Dr. Rudolph M. Kalafus is an engineer and GPS technology pioneer. He was raised in a blue-collar family. While spending his years at the university among theoreticians, he also worked with innovators and entrepreneurs. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan. In 1992 he received the Kepler Award for his involvement in satellite navigation.

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