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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM: The Natural History of Innovation

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A modern, interdisciplinary analysis of the social-environmental patterns most suited to idea generation, and how we can use their lessons to foster innovation.Wired contributing editor Johnson (The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America, 2008, etc.) identifies seven such patterns: the adjacent possible, liquid networks, the slow hunch, serendipity, error ... Read full review

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Good ideas are likely those that connect to eachother. Upon investigation of many events, myths had to be debunked. The author defines seven patterns of innovation and how they relate, including the Adjacent Possible, Liquid Networks, The Slow Hunch, Serendipity, Error, Exaptation, Platforms. A four quadrant diagram is used to classify breakthroughs as market, non-market, individual, or network. An appendix lists the major innovations of the previous six centuries. 

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User Review  - Tom Braun - Goodreads

Here's my capsule review: this book has some interesting ideas, but should have been shorter. I've posted a more thoughtful review on one of them new-fangled blog things the kids are into these days. Read full review

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