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The idea factory : Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation /

This work highlights achievements of Bell Labs as a leading innovator, exploring the role of its highly educated employees in developing new technologies while considering the qualities of companies where innovation and development are most successful. The author how Bell Labs served as an incubato...

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Main Author: Gertner, Jon.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Wicked problems
  • Oil drops
  • West to East
  • System
  • War
  • Solid state
  • House of magic
  • The informationist
  • Man and machines
  • Formula
  • Silicon
  • Empire
  • An instigator
  • On Crawford Hill
  • Futures, real and imagined
  • Mistakes
  • Competition
  • Apart
  • Afterlives
  • Inheritance
  • Echoes.