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How Innovation Works

And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

Matt Ridley

Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. Forget short-term symptoms like Donald Trump and Brexit, it is innovation itself that explains them and that will itself shape the 21st century for good and ill. Yet innovation remains a ...
Publish Date
May 19
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May 23, 2020
This is an incredibly valuable book for anyone looking to expand their creativity and innovation. The first read of it I just wanted to absorb the stories and new ideas. The 2nd was taking detailed notes on everything I didn't know. TONS of notes. The third read...ongoing now!      source
Jun 22, 2020
@michaelmalice Yep. On this exact point, I'd recommend the new book 'How innovation works' by @mattwridley      source
Dec 31, 2020
Adding some history of science and tech books that I enjoyed this year: - Skunk Works - The Code Book - How Music Got Free - The Infinite Machine - A Crack in Creation - Working in Public - No Filter - Super Pumped - Losing the Signal - Autonomy - How Innovation Works      source
Jul 27, 2020
Loving @mattwridley’s “How innovation works”. One of the best books on “innovation” and entrepreneurship and the engine of making new things.      source