Calling Bell Laboratories the most innovative institution of the 20th century, Jon Gertner reveals the forces behind its creativity. Bell Labs, which thrived from the 1920s to the ’80s, was a citadel of science and scholarship, birthplace of the century’s most influential technologies, and a hotbed of creative thinking. Gertner, a writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of The Idea Factory, explains why researchers and business leaders alike look to Bell Labs as a model—and long to incorporate its magic into their own work. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
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