Author Reading and Discussion with Jon Gertner -- The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of Innovation
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive Manalapan, NJ07726 USA
Bell Laboratories, the Research and Development arm of AT&T, was one of the world's premier research labs. "The Idea Factory" focuses on the 1920s to the 1980s, before AT&T was broken up by the courts. Jon Gertner describes how the culture of Bell Labs led to its many innovations: lab members worked in multidisciplinary teams, institutional support with the freedom to explore and experiment. Through his story, Gertner examines such topics as what leads to innovation, how new ideas begin, and how they can be brought to fruition.
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