Where Good Ideas Come From

By Steven Johnson

I've been wanting to read this book ever since listening to James Altucher's interview with the author and it did not disappoint. Wide ranging and diverse in the best possible way, this book draws on examples as diverse as the building of coral reefs and the founding of YouTube to elucidate the components of systems that most reliably produce useful innovation - whether in nature, science, or business. I would have liked just a hair more advice on how to operationalize the concepts, but as a foundation for thinking about hard problems that matter, this book was invaluable. 

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Jeff RussellCreativity