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Where Good Ideas Come From

The Natural History of Innovation

Steven Johnson

Discover the secrets behind genuine innovation with this fascinating deep dive into the environment, patterns, and spark that creates new ideas. From the printing press to Google and Apple, the author identifies seven key patterns that push our society, culture and technology forward. Get ready to be inspired by breakthrough technologies and the stories behind them.
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Quite good at giving examples of how you create environments that can encourage good ideas.      source
The connections Johnson makes are brilliant. For instance, The Gutenberg Press (which, in itself, was invented because of improvements in sewing looms), made everyone realize they had bad vision. So the science of lenses was created. So microscopes were eventually created. So germs were eventually discovered. So modern medical science was discovered. And so on. Johnson is a thinker and a linker and tells a good story.      source
On the List of my favorite books.      source
@Michaelross1141 @wykle_g @bertkreischer I can’t keep saying it in slightly differently ways I’m afraid. Asked and answered. But yeah, I can’t recommend this book enough so will just say it one last time. It will reveal a *lot* of fascinating things about the genesis of innovation, even down to biology. Read it ❤️🤟      source