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Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World

Kemper, Steve

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ISBN 10: 1578516730 / ISBN 13: 9781578516735
Published by Harvard Business Review Press, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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336 pp; Author Signed, First Edition. Dedication and signature of Steve Kemper on title page as follows: "Dave - Thanks for a great conversation - it rolled as nicely as Ginger - Steve Kemper". The book is Fine condition with no names or other markings on the pages, boards excellent, corners and spine as from the publisher. Ust jacket in NF condition, has price intact ($27.95) light shelf wear, spine has sunning; edges, corners and spine intact with no chips or tears. An nice, clean, tight and very attractive copy. The fascinating story of an intense technology effort (by inventor Dean Kamen and the Ginger Team) to develop the Segway. Early leaks related to the publication of this book caused intense speculation and media interest. ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 302081

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Title: Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway ...

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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CODE NAME GINGER delivers a masterful narrative about the art of invention, the soul of an inventor, and the birth of a revolutionary machine. For anyone who has ever wondered what it was like inside Thomas Edison's lab or the Wright Brothers' garage, here is the twenty-first century equivalent. This is the story behind the creation of "Ginger, " code name for the top-secret project that renowned inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen believes will change the world: the Segway Human Transporter. One of the most talked-about products of recent times, the Segway is a self-balancing, electronic "people mover"--an engineering marvel that Kamen calls "magic sneakers." Kamen gave journalist Steve Kemper exclusive access to the project for the critical eighteen months during which the Segway was designed, prototyped, and readied for manufacture. In Code Name Ginger, Kemper offers a gripping chronicle of raw innovation, high finance, ingenious engineering, and lofty ambition. He tells the inside story of the collaboration and clashes between a strong-willed founder and his engineers and marketers--and the investors who gambled $90 million on his pioneering idea. Readers step into Kamen's eccentric and idealistic world of invention and sit in on secret meetings with high-powered deal makers such as John Doerr and business leaders such as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. It's a bumpy journey, but an exhilarating one, filled with flashes of brilliance, multimillion-dollar misjudgments, and passionate people on a quest.

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Steve Kemper is a journalist whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic, and other magazines. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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