Triple Pundit and I are working with GE to showcase the company's long history of innovation. Last week the company released its data visualization tool. One of the tool’s features is a compendium of GE's annual reports that date back to 1879, when Thomas Edison scored his patent for the incandescent light bulb.

It is not often I can meld my master's degree in history with my MBA (though on the other hand, I use my business insight with the practical research my UMBC history degree taught me), so this project has been a rewarding one. Last week I started with GE's research on the toaster and have since continued with GE's work on light and solar.

The GE Technology For Good series continues for two more weeks. Take a look at the data visualization tool, GE's innovation timeline and the amazing set of infographics that cover topics like the future of clean energy. GE has been at the forefront of a bevy of sustainable technologies, from water to recycling to energy.

We at Triple Pundit and GGP would love it if you could post these articles on Twitter with the hashtags #GE and #dataviz.


The article on GE's history of combatting cancer is on PSFK.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.