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Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781594487712
Author(s): Steven Johnson
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Dimensions: 162 x 234 x 29 (w x l x h)
Pages: 326
Pages: 17-17

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One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
With "Where Good Ideas Come From," Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling "Everything Bad Is Good for You" and the dazzling erudition of "The Ghost Map" and "The Invention of Air" to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.
Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.
Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is ext
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