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The Idea Factory - Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation-logo

The Idea Factory - Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Jon Gertner

In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1,200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today’s most exciting technologies.

In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1,200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today’s most exciting technologies.
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In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1,200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today’s most exciting technologies.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chris Sorensen

Length:

17h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

13:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

48:12


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

48:00


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

53:11


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

48:12


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

50:49


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:12:09


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

01:04:49


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

37:16


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

40:58


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

36:46


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

34:23


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

44:46


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

01:07:21


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:04:49


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

46:07


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

51:40


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

58:48


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:17:21


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:09


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

01:03:21


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

01:51