History and Technology

You’ve been selected to advise the director of the new Museum of Industry, generously financed by large corporations. 

Although you were trained as a mechanical engineer, and have over twenty years of experience in product development, you also think as a historian. History was your favorite subject in high school. And your mother was a university Professor of History.

You were chosen to advise the director because your concept for the museum recommended a comparative approach. Over the years you’ve worked closely with colleagues, customers and suppliers from many countries. You are very aware of how different product philosophies can be. 

You have been asked to design the first major exhibit communicating the essentials of your culture’s fundamental product philosophy. Recommend one product which is best communicates your country culture’s product philosophy. What is the product? Why does it eximplify the product philosophy of your business culture?