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Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 25, 2010 @ 7:30 am In Science,Weekend | Comments Disabled

I love that he lifted RSI’s animated approach:

Beginning with Charles Darwin’s first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.

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