Dylan, really interesting piece. We had a chance to get some insight (on our cross-country drive) into how Ranjit Deshpande is driving innovation within his engineering group in Silicon Valley: http://www.driveforinnovation.com/nurturing-innovation-in-an-engineering-team/
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