Notes and Research Data

Stories in the book were sourced directly from the originating company, sometimes via media sites and press information, and also via contemporary articles in national and international media. We have organized these notes by chapter, relating back to the book’s main text by highlighting the relevant topic in blue. This is not an exhaustive catalog of the many sources we consulted while researching this book. Rather, it is intended to give you additional interesting resources and reference material. We have included links where possible, knowing that sadly many of them will die out over time. Still, our hope is to provide you with a strong starting point for your own reading, so you can go forth and create your own innovation revolution.


In August 2012, 10 percent of Americans approved of the job being done by Congress; 83 percent actively disapproved:
The American Diabetes Association has all the stats and figures about the disease you could ever wish to read:
Esther Duflo is the director of J-PAL Global, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Read more about her work:
David Weinberger is a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. Too Big to Know was published by Basic Books in 2012:
Read more about Doblin—including writing by Jay Doblin from 30 years ago that can seem almost eerily prescient today—at ...

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