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TEDxLansing - Bryan Ritchie - Dismantling the Shark Cage

Speaker: Bryan K. Ritchie Topic: Dismantling the Shark Cage Bryan K. Ritchie is a professor of international relations and political economy at Michigan State University's (MSU) James Madison College. His research and teaching focus on the political economy of innovation, entrepreneurship, technological development, skills education and training and social capital. He has received numerous teaching and research awards and has been published in several academic journals, newspapers, blogs and websites. He is the author of "Systemic Vulnerability and Sustainable Economic Growth: Skills and Upgrading in Southeast Asia," and "Relationship Economics: The Social Capital Paradigm and its Applications" (with Lindon Robison). Ritchie is an entrepreneur. Prior to his academic career he started and managed multiple companies in the computer industry. He has also held management and consulting positions in firms such as Novell, Iomega, 3Com, USRobotics and Megahertz. Ritchie is an associate director for MSU's BioEconomy Network and co-directs the Michigan Center for Innovation and Economic Prosperity. Ritchie received his Ph.D. from Emory University and his MBA from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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