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Essential reading-and progressive thinking-on the subject of innovation, from the national bestselling author.

Steven Johnson, an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers-for a foundational text on the subject of innovation-essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker, Richard Florida, Eric Von Hippel, Dean Keith Simonton, Arthur Koestler, John Seely Brown, and Marshall Berman. Johnson also provides new material from Marisa Mayer of Google, Twitter's Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect. With additional commentary by Johnson himself, this book reveals the innovation found in a wide range of fields, including science, technology, energy, transportation, education, art, and sociology, making it vital, fresh, and fascinating reading for our time, and for the future.

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A "dynamic" (Los Angeles Times) new understanding of one of life's key questions-from the New York Times bestselling author.

This sweeping study of the history of innovation breaks out the seven patterns of innovation like "the slow hunch" and "serendipity." It debunks the myth of the lone genius and presents the real-world dynamics and context that enable innovation. Johnson shows how understanding the roots of innovation can lead to our own creative breakthroughs.

About the Author

Steven Johnson is the author of the bestselling books The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, Everything Bad Is Good for You, and Mind Wide Open. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites, and writes for Time, Wired, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Lars, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Lars)
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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ISBN:
9781594485381
Subtitle:
The Natural History of Innovation
Author:
Johnson, Steven
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Sociology - General
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.23 x 5.58 x 0.9 in 0.67 lb

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A "dynamic" (Los Angeles Times) new understanding of one of life's key questions-from the New York Times bestselling author.

This sweeping study of the history of innovation breaks out the seven patterns of innovation like "the slow hunch" and "serendipity." It debunks the myth of the lone genius and presents the real-world dynamics and context that enable innovation. Johnson shows how understanding the roots of innovation can lead to our own creative breakthroughs.

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