“Eureka moments” and overnight millionaires are a myth. Invention is a story of industrious creatives making incremental improvements over time.
OK, test time. Imagine you are lieutenant in the Marines given the following situation: In front of you lies a 36 ft. pole in three sections, 300 feet of rope, a truck, five stakes, two shovels, a knife, two clips, and a flag. Standing at attention is your platoon sergeant and three marines.
In the early 1970s, the Route 128 corridor in Boston, Massachusetts was poised to become the epicenter of the computer revolution. Research powerhouses MIT and Harvard were surrounded by a burgeoning digital technology industry and large, well-developed business financing institutions were widely available. However, throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s tech innovation in the Boston area … Continue reading Putting it all together: All models are wrong, some models are helpful