John Friar is Pioneer’s Senior fellow on Jobs and the Economy and Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration. Dr. Friar has researched and written on the subjects of marketing strategy, management of innovation, and technology strategy, with emphases on radical innovations and start-up companies. Professor Friar has been involved in the start-up of several companies and currently serves on the board of several others. He has held positions in planning, marketing, and finance at N.A. Philips Corp. and was a software engineer at Draper Laboratories. Professor Friar has also taught at Clark and Brandeis University, Melbourne University in Australia, and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. An active consultant, he has special interest in the medical electronic, computer, and telecommunications industries.