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Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson

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Where Good Ideas Come From describes how the process of innovation is similar to evolution and why good ideas have to be shaped over time, build on existing platforms, require connections, luck, and error and how you can turn something old into something new.


Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From

by Steven Johnson


This book draws many parallels between the concepts found in biological evolution, and how innovative ideas make their way into reality. Author Steven Johnson has written nine books, frequently contributes to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, has founded several startups, and now runs a TV show about innovation named after one of his many bestsellers: How We Got To Now.

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Chance favors the connected mind.


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