A Brief History of Corporate Innovation

Ask anyone under the age of 25 today “who invented the mouse?” or “who invented the graphical user interface (GUI)?” and you may get a lot of blank stares and fun wild guesses. These two inventions were the sparks that launched the personal computing revolution, and both were invented by Xerox. What a great illustration of the amazing innovations that large corporations are capable of creating, but not capable of unleashing and monetizing. It is this history that forms the basis of what we’re building at The Combine. Read more...

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