Excellent writing - informatie and succinct!
My tuppence from Matthew Syed's excellent "Rebel Ideas" as to why this may be happening: The first-ever Apple HQ had a single toilet that all employees — accountants, executives, engineers — used. This led to conversations between employees and the cross-pollination of ideas. This burst the information bubble, facilitated diverse ideas and kickstarted rebel projects. This is also why an MIT classroom with always-open doors (Building 20) became a hotbed of innovation. The Bose Corporation, the Guided Missiles program, the Model railroad club all started here. This is also why, Silicon Valley with its bubbling dynamism, swanky bars and opensource culture brought the fall of the more rigid and siloed Route 128 industrial complex in the mid-’90s.
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