By looking at innovation through a historical lens, Steven Johnson shows us that human civilization is built by the pioneers and risk takers, and also by the losers and crazy among us. 9/11, Miles Davis, Google, and Charles Darwin are all touched upon here and explored for both their contribution to our innovative history and their methods. Where Good Ideas Come From is a fascinating journey through time and invention.
The lessons within this book are valuable, easily digestible, and deeply thought provoking. Fans of history will find unique takes on some well-worn subjects, as well as new stories never heard before. This book is a “mind-frame” type of book – something you read that doesn’t so much provide you with concrete exercises or tips but opens your mind and pushes you to think in new ways. You can read an in-depth synopsis and buy the book with the link below: