We talk about:
- The evolution of the threshing machine
- How manufacturing infrastructure causes growth of markets
- The development of hybrid corn
- The history of factory safety.
Jason Crawford is the founder of The Roots of Progress, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a new philosophy of progress for the 21st century. He writes extensively on the concepts of progress, origins of innovation, the history of the bicycle, and the concept of Minimum Viable Culture.
Formerly, Jason was co-founder & CEO of Fieldbook, a hybrid spreadsheet-database. He has also been an engineering manager at Flexport, Amazon, and Groupon. Jason also previously helped build a biotech supercomputer for D. E. Shaw Research.