Just finished The Innovators by Walter Isaacson about the teamwork and collaboration used for the early development of computer hardware and software, the Internet and more. Teams working side by side, days and months on end, theorizing and implementing at the same time:
Bell Labs (transitors)
Jobs & Wozniak
Gates & Allen
Berners-Lee & Cailliau (the web)
Page & Brin
IBM & Watson
So many great quotes in this book and so applicable in a post-Covid environment where many want to continue to work remotely while “some-how” still leading the world in creative innovation. That is NOT how computers and the Internet were developed.
Conclusions is Isaacson’s last chapter.....
“First and foremost is that creativity is a collaborative process.”
“As brilliant as many of the inventors of the Internet and computer were, they achieved most of their advances through teamwork.”
“Visions without execution are hallucinations.”
“Brilliant individuals who could not collaborate tended to fail”.
Will America continue lead the world in the emerging technologies of the 21st Century? Read “The Innovators” and decide for yourself. Then, please comment
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.