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SUMMARY - The Idea Factory: Bell Labs And The Great Age Of American Innovation By Jon Gertner

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. In this summary, you'll learn all about the origins of modern communications by delving into the history of Bell Laboratories. You'll understand how innovation comes about through the collaboration of ingenious and creative minds. You will also realize that : the success of a company depends above all on the vision of the people who make it up; intellectual curiosity and audacity are two virtues that bring creativity; technological innovations are based on collective and interdisciplinary work; bell laboratories have above all worked to reenchant science. Founded in 1925, Bell Laboratories was created to develop the R&D (research and development) of American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), which then held a monopoly in the telecommunications sector. The goal was to create a system capable of connecting two people wherever they were and whatever the time of day. Today, this is not only the case, but it is also possible to exchange images and different types of data. Tens of thousands of scientists have succeeded one another, over several decades, to bring this vision to life. The Idea Factory, traces the lives of some of them: Mervin Kelly, Jim Fisk, William Shockley, Claude Shannon, John R. Pierce. All are bound by the faith they put into the mission of Bell Laboratories. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!


Publication Date
Jun 4, 2021
Business & Economics
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Shortcut Edition


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Interior Color
Black & White
Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm)

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