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The 'I' in Innovation?

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Icons of creativity like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are romanticized as lone wolves, toiling alone deep into the night on ideas that one day change the world. Truth is, most get help along the way. Even Thomas Edison had a crew: 40 or so scientists helped him invent the light bulb. So is it the 'I' or the team that matters most?

To help explain how the answer to that question can improve R&D funding, we’re joined by Suzy Khimm. She’s a reporter with The Washington Post, where she covers economic policy.