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Where Good Ideas Come From

The Natural History of Innovation

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An edition of Where good ideas come from (2010)

Where Good Ideas Come From

The Natural History of Innovation

  • 3.85 ·
  • 13 Ratings
  • 48 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 15 Have read
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Penguin Group US
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English
Pages
336

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The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery?these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the groundbreaking ideas that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson?s answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out applicable approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality. What he finds gives us both an important new understanding of the roots of innovation and a set of useful strategies for cultivating our own creative breakthroughs.Steven Johnson's next book, Future Perfect, will be available Fall 2012 from Riverhead Books.?

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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
2011, Penguin Group US
electronic resource : in English
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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
Oct 04, 2011, Riverhead Books
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Cover of: Where Good Ideas Come From
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
2011, Penguin Books, Limited
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Where good ideas come from: the natural history of innovation
October 5, 2010, Riverhead
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Electronic book.

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OL27095744M
ISBN 10
1101444207
ISBN 13
9781101444207
OCLC/WorldCat
841324945

Work Description

This work tracks the history of innovation in the form of the "slow hunch". The author discusses how new ideas form from the scaffolding of older ideas, a phenomenon he describes as the "adjacent possible". Includes delightful figures of how innovative ideas are shifting from one man with a plan for a profit to many minds working for the public good.

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