Where Good Ideas Come from: The Seven Patterns of Innovation
From the author of Emergence and The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From: The Seven Patterns of Innovation identifies key principles that are the driving force of creativity.
From the Renaissance to satellites, medical breakthroughs to social media, Charles Darwin to Marconi, Steven Johnson shows how, by recognising where and how patterns of creativity occur, we can all discover the secrets of inspiration.
'Exhilarating ... An entirely new way of looking at almost everything'
'A huge diversity of bright ideas'
'Johnson finds new and original things to say about the nature of innovation, and the different forms it can take'
'An enthralling work full of counter-intuitive insights'
Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open, Emergence and Interface Culture. His writing appeared in the Guardian, the New Yorker, Nation and Harper's, as well as the op-ed pages of The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's School Of Journalism, and a Contributing Editor to Wired.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Razinha - LibraryThing
Nice conversational read. I added this in my trek through books on innovation and I'm glad I did. Johnson packaged his points very well. He presents that not just good ideas, but evolutionary changes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tlockney - LibraryThing
This book is really more like a 3.5 star book, but I can't do that on here and I do really like Steven Johnson's writing in general (been in a fan back into the early FEED days). I also should admit ... Read full review