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The myth of the lone inventor

Everyone knows that Neil Armstrong was the first person on the moon. But how many people helped him get there? Of course there was the rest of the crew: Buzz Aldrin and the oft-forgotten Michael Collins. Then, just like in the movies, there were the dozens of worried-looking mission-control staff on the ground, and notables like Van Braun—intellectual forces who drove the entire program. [97] But what about the people who made the many complicated parts ...


Cover of The Myths of Innovation


Subject Overview
Teams combine the diverse experiences and expertise of individuals to complete a task, job, or project. This topic explores the importance of the collaborative nature of well-functioning teams and the factors that help ensure their success.

Lesson Introduction
Is there really such a thing as the super-human inventor? Most innovation comes from people working together.