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Where Good Ideas Come From
Where Good Ideas Come From | Steven Johnson
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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 breakthrough technologies 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 the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Kell1
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Oh wow, what a fantastic book. It presents numerous case studies of innovative ideas and the environment and context in which these came about. You will sure change your perception of how inventionts come to be. The author also makes a comparison between cities and he animal habitat in ways that make you think how interconnected the two are without even realising. Highly recommend it.

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mahesh894
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Wow with so many relatable examples this is one hell of an awesome book.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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meet53bhatt
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This particular quote by William McKeen got my attention.

Utopiyll Ohh that's exactly what I try to do in a bookstore! I'll just be in there for hours looking through the books and trying to find something I might like 😍 Both approaches are nice! 2y
Book_Bosomed95 I always spend hours at a bookstore or library doing just that! That's why I always leave with about 10x's as many books as I meant to haha 2y
SiriuslyBookish That was me in the library yesterday in the 'new young adult' section... trying not to load my arms with more books than I have time to read... haha 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks I am a sucker for a pretty cover or spine. While online shopping is nice too, I love spending a morning perusing the stacks in a bookstore. I really miss working in one sometimes. 📚 2y
Lyn-Mara Completely agree! There is something deeply satisfying about leaving your TBR list at home and discovering your next read straight from the shelves or better yet from a librarian's recommendation. 2y
Daizy Yes,exactly. The thrill of the hunt! 2y
chapter_fifty2017 I have spent years staring at book shelves, its too be applauded as i came across so many treasures . I so agree with this comment , thanks for highlighting it ! 👏👏👏 2y
Desha Very true 😥 2y
DivineDiana I do miss doing that! 2y
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gracemom
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I could use a few good ideas.....

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Melmar
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My #currentreads #riotgrams missing my ebooks and audio books

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Chance favors the connected mind.