4 Critical mistakes that inventors make

The history of innovation isn’t a straight line, but a squiggly, winding path. In How We Got To Now, my new book and PBS documentary series, I highlight some of the creative mistakes that helped shape our world.

The tenants may not have much in common, work-wise, but they all clearly have charge cards at The Container Store. All the walls are stacked with plastic crates filled with crucial thingies and doodads.

It’s not a joke; it’s their office. 33 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn is a space for experimentation and collaboration across diverse disciplines. See 11 photos of the creativity hub.