Journalist and author of The Idea Factory
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About Jon Gertner
Jon Gertner is Editor-at-large at Fast Company magazine, where he writes and edits features on innovation and technology. Between 2004 and 2011, he worked at The New York Times Magazine, where he wrote about science, business, society, and economics. He has also served as a senior editor for Money and The American Lawyer.
In March 2012 Penguin Press published his first book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. A graduate of Cornell University, Jon lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two children.
Praise for Jon Gertner
Jon, we’re very grateful for your participation in the SINAInnovations event. Your comments offered a great perspective that gives us much to think about. We have all been inspired by The Idea Factory, which is a great motivator for us to think differently in charting our future. You have really made an impact on us here at Sinai.— Scott L. Friedman, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
“Riveting…Mr. Gertner’s portraits of Kelly and the cadre of talented scientists who worked at Bell Labs are animated by a journalistic ability to make their discoveries and inventions utterly comprehensible—indeed, thrilling—to the lay reader. And they showcase, too, his novelistic sense of character and intuitive understanding of the odd ways in which clashing or compatible personalities can combine to foster intensely creative collaborations.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times