Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
2 years ago

Episode 7: Gore-Tex: Structuring a Company like a Material

Can you structure a company like a material?

In this episode we cover the fascinating discovery of Gore-Tex, and the equally fascinating company that created it. First, we delve in the materials science that allows Gore-Tex to repel water, while remaining breathable. We then, discuss the unique, non-hierarchical structure of W.L. Gore and Associates that has allowed them to continuously innovate over the past 60 years.

If you want to learn even more about the topics we covered today, you can check out some of the references that we pulled from: Innovation Democracy: W.L. Gore's Original Management Model, Scientists You Must Know: Robert Gore

A special thanks to Alphabot and Kolobyte for letting us use their music in the podcast!

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