Hidden away from the rest of the World…

So there is something I don’t understand. Or more precisely, another thing that I don’t understand.

Fifty years ago a revolution occured in a valley in California because Xerox filled a building as far away from head office as possible with very clever people. Over the course of a decade, they created the future.

There is a brilliant account of what happened that is well worth reading.

So this worked. Brilliantly!

So why don’t people try and copy the method? Why aren’t there moon shot guesses spread around the world?

We see the same thing in war as well. All sides create secret towns cut off from the front lines, Las Alamos, Bletchley, or the closed Russian cities.

However, companies today, put these places where the bosses can ‘drop in’ and mess things up. Why?