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The Idea Factory

Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Jon Gertner

Discover the fascinating history of Bell Labs, the research and development wing of AT&T that produced some of the most groundbreaking inventions of the 20th century. From the transistor to the laser, digital communications to cellular telephony, Bell Labs was the birthplace of modern technology. Author Jon Gertner delves into the lives of the brilliant and eccentric men behind these innovations and explores the management of innovation that Bell Labs pioneered. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of technology and innovation.
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The definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovation.      fuente
Some of my favorite books are on unique times in history when a group of incredibly talented people came together to build: - American Prometheus (Manhattan Project) - Dealers of Lightning (Xerox PARC) - The Idea Factory (Bell Labs) - Masters of Doom (id Software) - Skunk Works      fuente
@EconDerek Excellent book and would welcome another like that      fuente