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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

Lars, January 19, 2012

Veteran writer Steven Johnson synthesizes his longtime interest in the connections between evolution's biology and humanity's technology to foreground the best environments, habits, and methods for the innovative creativity so far seen on planet Earth.

Like Malcolm Gladwell, he has a gift for clear and engaging prose, while tackling the rigors of specializations in dozens of technical fields. Whether he's talking about carbon-based life or the silicon-based life of our modern gadgets, his recognitions of the patterns of creativity are inspiring, helping readers understand the best conditions for our own work to help our species lead richer, more resourceful, and more resilient lives.
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Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Let the Great World Spin

Lars, January 1, 2011

This is what the novel form is all about: startling prose, microalertness to how everyday thought works, braided stories of people pondering ethics action and longing. You wish more people in life could be as reflective and honest as the interior monologues of McCann's characters. Achingly beautiful.
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Lars, January 6, 2010

Gladwell's storytelling gift combined with both the variety of social topics and the applicability of his findings make The Tipping Point a strong best-of-the-decade category. Also inspired one of the key buzzwords of the decade.
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