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How Innovation Works

And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

Matt Ridley

This book explores the theme of innovation, its impact on society, and the mystery surrounding its process. The author argues that innovation is a bottom-up, collaborative and experimental phenomenon that happens naturally as a result of the human habit of exchange. He tells stories of dozens of innovations spanning millions of years, from the steam engine to artificial intelligence, and how they succeeded or failed. A fascinating read that reveals the nuances of a crucial aspect of our modern age.
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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
Very much enjoying @johanknorberg's book that makes the argument against shutting ourselves off and for openness, liberty, and collaboration. We can't make progress against big problems alone. [you can buy it here      source
@michaelmalice Yep. On this exact point, I'd recommend the new book 'How innovation works' by @mattwridley      source
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
Loving @mattwridley’s “How innovation works”. One of the best books on “innovation” and entrepreneurship and the engine of making new things.      source
Yes - both books are among my very favorites in recent years.      source