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Tom Nicholas

Tom Nicholas currently is William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on linking historical U.S. patent records to Federal Censuses to examine the life cycle of inventors and their contributions to U.S. economic growth over the long run. After receiving his doctorate from Oxford University, he also taught at MIT's Sloan School of Management and at the London School of Economics.

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The American method of high-risk, potentially high-reward investments has fueled innovation from New England whaling ventures to Silicon Valley start-ups such as Apple, Intel, Cisco, and Google.