Episode from the podcastCautionary Tales

How Britain Invented, Then Ignored, Blitzkrieg

Released Friday, 13th December 2019
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In 1917, a brilliant British officer developed a way to use an emerging military technology: the tank. The British army promptly squandered the idea – but the Germans did not. Blitzkrieg, the devastating advance of German tanks across Europe in 1940, was invented by the British.
This is a common story: Sony invented the forerunner of the iPod, Xerox the personal computer, and Kodak the digital camera. In each case they failed to capitalize on the idea. Why?
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Good story! Not at all to my tastes, though. Innovations in warfare are absolutely not the types of things I'm interested in thinking about.
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40m 53s
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1
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6
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