In 1951, psychologist Solomon Asch conducted an experiment to investigate how individual beliefs and opinions were affected by social pressure from a majority group. He set up groups of eight male college students. Each student viewed a card with a line on it, followed by another with three lines labeled
In 1956, William Shockley opened Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to innovate on the then-current transistors. Shockley was a great talent magnet but a crappy manager so a core group of Shockley employees (the famous the traitorous eight) left to start Fairchild Semiconductors and from that, start 65 other companies. That was
On September 2nd, 1945, Imperial Japan’s foreign minister, Mamoru Shigemitsu boarded the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese government. Photo: Credit: Naval Historical Center Photo # SC 213700 via Wikimedia CommonsThat photograph marked the beginning of an era that
Morning! Part of my "job" at Seedtable is surfacing interesting companies you might've not heard of. One of these companies is accuRx, a London-based company working on a platform that brings patients and their healthcare teams together. Their story is fascinating. After struggling with their initial idea and pivoting, they
“Historians of the future might write something like: 2020 was the year that the internet actually began.” – Balaji SrinivasanBefore World War II, most American women served one role: housewife. But when the United States entered World War II, American women were called on to serve the nation in many ways.