Deborah Spar

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, author.

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of the “Work Mate Marry Love; How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny”

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Innovation has driven social change for centuries; the wheel, the steam engine, and the printing press all ushered consequential changes for human civilization.

How technology enabled women’s rights, and changed the institution of marriage

Innovation has driven social change for centuries; the wheel, the steam engine, and the printing press all ushered consequential changes for human civilization.

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