Where Good Ideas Come From is about the space of innovation. Some environments squelch new ideas; some environments seem to breed them effortlessly. Our thought shapes the spaces we inhabit, and our spaces return the favor. We argue that a series of shared properties and patterns recur again and again in unusually fertile environments. We have distilled them down into seven patterns. The more we embrace these patterns, the better we will be at tapping our extraordinary capacity for innovative thinking.
“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.” - Penguin
The modern world is the product of ideas, beliefs, and values of human imagination and culture have shaped it over centuries. It has been created out of our minds as much as from the natural environment. The human mind is profoundly and uniquely creative, but too many people have no sense
The purpose of this book is to encourage a shift in how work is done; from a process-centric model that’s about predictability and consistency to a game-centric model that recognizes the complexity and the unpredictability of a digital world.
A THINK DIFFERENT APPROACH TO INNOVATION-Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid out a simple step-by-step program of powerful tools and proven techniques inspired by Steve Jobs's legendary presentations. Now, he shares the
Organizations are succeeding by being open to innovation. Amazon went from being an online bookseller to a powerhouse when it started offering a wide variety of web-based services. Google and Apple have added a host of online services to their core competencies. And Toyota has enjoyed a decade-spanning, market-dominating run owing
While intelligence and skills are important, there’s another element that’s critical to your team’s success: diversity. There are many types of diversities, like demographic diversity and cognitive diversity. This summary of Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed is concerned with cognitive diversity, which is the diversity of the minds we engage with.
The natural state of ideas is flow and spillover and connection. It is society that keeps them in chains
The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts.
The English language is blessed with a wonderful word that captures the power of accidental connection: serendipity
Error often creates a path that leads you out of your comfortable assumptions. Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore