Where good ideas come from

the natural history of innovation   

Author: Steven Johnson, Steven Johnson
Publisher: Riverhead
Publish year: 2010
ISBN: 9781594487712
Pages: 326
Where good ideas come from

In “where good ideas come from” Johnson explains the premises of ideas. It is not an instructional book for creating great ideas, like a cookbook tells you how to make a nice apple-pie. He take a great deal of inspiration from nature as a basis for creating environments where ideas can flourish. No wonder that one in particular, Darwin’s “Origin of species”, servers as a guiding line throughout the book.
Many historical inventions are discussed for building his case.

* The Adjacent Possible
* Liquid networks
* The slow hunch
* Serendipity
* Error
* Exaptation
* Platforms

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