The Idea Factory. Bell
Labs and the Great Age of
In the twentieth century, Bell Laboratories was the most innovative and productive institution. A citadel of science and scholarship, it was also a hotbed of creative thinking that flourished from the 1920s to the 1980s. But the factory's workings have remained largely hidden until now. The Idea Factory considers why researchers and business leaders today look to Bell Laboratories as a model, hoping to incorporate its...