Where do good ideas come from? It’s an age old question that boggles most of us. Artists (including writers, photographers, designers, etc.) constantly struggle to come up with good ideas to keep their work fresh, challenge themselves, and produce great stories. But if we don’t know where good ideas come from, how can we foster our creativity?
People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.
Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His forthcoming book examines “Where Good Ideas Come From.”
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