Join Emily, Meredith, & Frank as they discuss disruptive technology – from germ theory to refrigeration, and clocks to computers. We’ll go beyond the buzzwords to explore what the modern tech industry gets wrong about innovation, and what disruption really looks like throughout history. SPOILER ALERT: It has nothing to do with the latest iPhone or tech startup.
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Quote from James Burke:
“People tend to become experts in highly specialized fields, learning more and more about less and less.
“Unfortunately, so much specialization falsely creates the illusion that knowledge and discovery exist in a vacuum, in context only with their own disciplines, when in reality they are born from interdisciplinary connections. Without an ability to see these connections, history and science won’t be learnable in a truly meaningful way and innovation will be stifled.” (source)
The Day the Universe Changed. Companion to the PBS Television Series by James Burke (book)
The Day The Universe Changed (PBS Television Series)
One More Time: What is Disruptive Innovation? via Harvard Business Review
The Disruption Machine via the New Yorker (Jill Lepore’s criticism of Christensen’s theories)
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
The original Harrison Clock