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Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-10-05
ISBN : 1101444207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fascinating deep dive on innovation from the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Unexpected Life The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.

Where Good Ideas Come from

Where Good Ideas Come from Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781594487712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a coral reef teeming with life to the instant success of YouTube, the author explores what kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas, identifying the seven key principles for generating great notions. By the author of Everything Bad Is Good for You.

SUMMARY Where Good Ideas Come From The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

SUMMARY   Where Good Ideas Come From   The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson Book
Author : Shortcut Edition
Publisher : Shortcut Edition
Release : 2021-05-16
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. * You will discover the springs of innovation and progress, in human societies as well as in nature. *You will also discover that : evolution in nature obeys rules comparable to those of human innovation, and can bring us valuable lessons; innovation is not only based on the inventiveness of an individual, but on fertile environments that allow the circulation of ideas; it is through cooperation and exchange that innovative ideas can develop; in all fields, progress and great discoveries are made step by step and have multiple influences; innovation is nourished by the confrontation of different points of view and the intervention of various specialties. *From the very beginning, the capacity for innovation has been what has allowed us to evolve and prosper. Nature abounds in creative potential and sometimes surprising complexity. By studying its workings, we can discern trends that are found in human societies and can serve as inspiration. Indeed, certain ecosystems are particularly conducive to the development of life, ideas and technologies. Very rich in activity, they are based primarily on the openness and free circulation of resources. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Wonderland

Wonderland Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-11-15
ISBN : 0399184503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Unexpected Life, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781594484018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A portrait of scientist and theologian Joseph Priestly evaluates his friendships with such founding fathers as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson while citing Priestly's role in the nation's intellectual development, the pursuit of key scientific agendas and the founding of the Unitarian Church. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Featured Book Review

Featured Book Review Book
Author : Chris Lauer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Featured Book Review book written by Chris Lauer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-09-30
ISBN : 0698154509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Unexpected Life, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.

Strategic Business Transformation

Strategic Business Transformation Book
Author : Mohan Nair
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-24
ISBN : 1118134451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Strategic Business Transformation The seven deadly sins to overcome What can Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela teach us about running businesses that face transformation in their markets. This book courageously offers that businesses that transform markets or respond to transformation know that they must transform themselves before they transform others. Great companies find a cause greater than themselves, organizes this cause into executable momentum and conquers the imagination of the market. Transforming your business requires a recipe powered by a cause not missions. Read and see how and why.

Fruition How Great Ideas Come to Life

Fruition  How Great Ideas Come to Life Book
Author : Chris Adrien,John Lavelle
Publisher : Woxi Press
Release : 2020-04-08
ISBN : 1734855908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How often do you find yourself saying “Great idea”? All the time, right? Now, how often do those ideas actually become reality? Rarely. Why is that? Is it because there are not many great ideas in the world? Or is there something else standing in the way? Fruition: How Great Ideas Come to Life is the first book to uncover what it takes to turn your great idea into a great thing. Unlike other books and frameworks which only present lists of techniques to try when creating and selling your idea, Fruition gets to the bottom of what differentiates successful great ideas – those that become a reality – from all those that did not. The authors leverage their decades of research and experience to teach you the fundamentals for how to successfully bring your great ideas to fruition. Discover how almost anyone can have great ideas by tapping into the 3 Senses Model of ideation™. Learn common failure points for fruition and why most ideas remain unrealized. Uncover the 6 Efforts System of Idea Fruition™ that all successful ideators take on, and understand why each is critical to your success. For each of the 6 Efforts you need to have to bring your idea to life, we share dozens of techniques and strategies. This book is for anyone who feels like they have great ideas but are stuck – or don’t even know where to start. It is perfect for leaders who want to empower their teams to discover more great ideas and navigate the complicated process of selling them within an organization. Whether your idea is the next billion-dollar product, a process improvement for your workplace, a movement to mobilize a community, or a way to make the parent group at your child’s school function better – this will empower you to successfully navigate the journey to fruition.

Managing Discovery in the Life Sciences

Managing Discovery in the Life Sciences Book
Author : Philip A. Rea,Mark V. Pauly,Lawton R. Burns
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN : 1108675549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, distinguished scholars Philip A. Rea, Mark V. Pauly, and Lawton R. Burns explore the science and management behind marketable biomedical innovations. They look at how the science actually played out through the interplay of personalities, the cultures within and between academic and corporate entities, and the significance of serendipity not as a mysterious phenomenon but one intrinsic to the successes and failures of the experimental approach. With newly aggregated data and case studies, they consider the fundamental economic underpinnings of investor-driven discovery management, not as an obstacle or deficiency as its critics would contend or as something beyond reproach as some of its proponents might claim, but as the only means by which scientists and managers can navigate the unknowable to discover new products and decide how to sell them so as to maximize the likelihood of establishing a sustainable pipeline for still more marketable biomedical innovations.

Good Ideas

Good Ideas Book
Author : Michael Rosen
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-09-11
ISBN : 1444796437
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more. Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it. Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.

Extra Life

Extra Life Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 0525538879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.” —President Barack Obama (on Twitter) “An important book.” —Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review Now also a PBS documentary series: the surprising story of how humans gained what amounts to an extra life, from the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From As a species we have doubled our life expectancy in just one hundred years. All the advances of modern life—the medical breakthroughs, the public health institutions, the rising standards of living—have given us each about twenty thousand extra days on average. There are few measures of human progress more astonishing than our increased longevity. This book is Steven Johnson’s attempt to understand where that progress came from. How many of those extra twenty thousand days came from vaccines, or the decrease in famines, or seatbelts? What are the forces that now keep us alive longer? Behind each breakthrough lies an inspiring story of cooperative innovation, of brilliant thinkers bolstered by strong systems of public support and collaborative networks. But it is not enough simply to remind ourselves that progress is possible. How do we avoid decreases in life expectancy as our public health systems face unprecedented challenges? What current technologies or interventions that could reduce the impact of future crises are we somehow ignoring? A study in how meaningful change happens in society, Extra Life is an ode to the enduring power of common goals and public resources. The most fundamental progress we have experienced over the past few centuries has not come from big corporations or start-ups. It has come, instead, from activists struggling for reform; from university-based and publicly funded scientists sharing their findings open-source-style; and from nonprofit agencies spreading new innovations around the world.

Lean Entrepreneurship

Lean Entrepreneurship Book
Author : George Watt,Howard Abrams
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2018-10-31
ISBN : 1484239423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Utilize this comprehensive guide in your organization to create a corporate incubator that protects innovative ideas from oppressive corporate processes and culture and gives those ideas the resources and environment they need to grow and have the best possible chance to thrive. Innovation is hard. Ironically, innovation in a large enterprise can be even more difficult. Policies designed for mature businesses often crush emerging businesses along with the entrepreneurial spirit of the innovators. Procedures can make it difficult, even impossible, for innovative employees to get their ideas funded, or even seen. As a result, even companies with their roots in innovation can find themselves unable to innovate, with a devastating impact on employee morale and often resulting in the exodus of the most creative employees. In Lean Intrapreneurship the authors leverage decades of personal experience innovating in large enterprises to explore the root causes of failure to innovate in established organizations, and offer a solution to the innovator’s dilemma. The book includes a recipe for creating a repeatable program for innovating in large organizations, including tools, tips, and strategies developed by the authors as they created an innovative incubation program for a multi-billion-dollar technology company. It also offers a wealth of information to help aspiring intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. What You’ll Learn Discover the most common reasons that innovation fails in established organizations Explore techniques to make innovative ideas a success Follow a recipe to create a program to enable innovation across your company Understand the power of transparency inside and outside an incubator Develop employees and foster a culture of innovation across your company Who This Book Is For Anyone with an innovative idea who wants to make it real but does not know where to begin; anyone struggling to innovate inside an established company; anyone who wishes to make their existing company more lean, agile, and efficient; anyone who wishes to start a program to incubate new, innovative ideas inside an established company

New Venture Creation

New Venture Creation Book
Author : Paul Burns
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-02-13
ISBN : 1350304832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If you are looking for an engaging textbook, rich in learning features, which will help you to guide your students through the process of developing and launching a start-up, this is it. With his innovative New Venture Creation Framework, Paul Burns breaks the venture creation process up into three key phases: Research, Business Model Development, and Launch. At every stage crucial steps and considerations are revealed, providing comprehensive coverage of the subject. Practical advice is combined with academic research, enabling you to run a course which is both relevant and rigorous. The second edition of this popular textbook is essential reading for any undergraduate or postgraduate course in new venture creation. It will also prove useful for shorter courses on entrepreneurship and in enterprise centres and entrepreneurship hubs. New to this Edition: - Thought-provoking video interviews with author Paul Burns examine key questions - Video and audio cases provide an insight into life as an entrepreneur - A fictional running case study offers insight on thematic concepts as applied to one example - A greater variety of case studies, ranging from well-known businesses to smaller, local initiatives - A new Workbook design, with space for students to write their answers and ideas - Closer alignment of the content to the innovative New Venture Creation Framework, resulting in a textbook that is clear and easy to follow - An interactive ebook version of the text available for purchase

The Equation of Sales A practical Guide to Selling Technology

The Equation of Sales   A practical Guide to Selling Technology Book
Author : Tim Gibbons
Publisher : ShieldCrest Publishing
Release : 2021-05-25
ISBN : 1913839257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical guide to selling technology The Equation of Sales is the distillation of more than 20 years of sales experience into practical tools for people selling technology. Trust x Needs x Value = Successful Selling Trust, needs and value are the three things that a sales person must establish with any buyer, whether they are selling shoes or aeroplanes. People buy from people that they trust; people buy something that they need and they buy something that they perceive as valuable. If the sales person cannot establish all three, generally in that order, then they will struggle to sell. This book will help you to understand how to establish that trust, how to identify those needs and how to demonstrate value to your customer. As a result, you will make more sales and make more commission! The book is mainly aimed at people starting their careers in technology sales. It provides the basic tools to decide which customers to try to sell to, how to find out what they might need and how to persuade them that your solution is the most effective one. For people who have been working in sales for a number of years, the book provides great tips and hints and refreshes your knowledge about these things. It is not the only sales book you will ever need but it should be the first sales book that you need. It provides the foundation for further training and development. To help with that, it includes a workbook featuring an example product and sales person plus worksheets for you to complete so that you can immediately apply what you have read to your own product.

The Innovator s Cookbook

The Innovator s Cookbook Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 1101550384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Emergence, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open and Ghost Map, and an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers - for a foundational text on the subject of innovation - essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker, Richard Florida, Eric Von Hippel, Dean Keith Simonton, Arthur Koestler, John Seely Brown, and Marshall Berman. Johnson also provides new material from Marisa Mayer of Google, Twitter's Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect. With additional commentary by Johnson himself, this book reveals the innovation found in a wide range of fields, including science, technology, energy, transportation, education, art, and sociology, making it vital, fresh, and fascinating reading for our time, and for the future.

Future Perfect

Future Perfect Book
Author : Steven Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 110159697X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You, New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson’s Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Johnson paints a compelling portrait of this new political worldview -- influenced by the success and interconnectedness of the Internet, by peer networks, but not dependent on high-tech solutions -- that breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative, public vs. private thinking. With his acclaimed gift for multi-disciplinary storytelling and big idea books, Johnson explores this new vision of progress through a series of fascinating narratives: from the “miracle on the Hudson” to the planning of the French railway system; from the battle against malnutrition in Vietnam to a mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan; from underground music video artists to the invention of the Internet itself. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Future Perfect makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that innovative strategies are on the rise. This is a hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future, from one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture.

Making Databases Work

Making Databases Work Book
Author : Michael L. Brodie
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool
Release : 2018-12-14
ISBN : 1947487175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book celebrates Michael Stonebraker's accomplishments that led to his 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award "for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems." The book describes, for the broad computing community, the unique nature, significance, and impact of Mike's achievements in advancing modern database systems over more than forty years. Today, data is considered the world's most valuable resource, whether it is in the tens of millions of databases used to manage the world's businesses and governments, in the billions of databases in our smartphones and watches, or residing elsewhere, as yet unmanaged, awaiting the elusive next generation of database systems. Every one of the millions or billions of databases includes features that are celebrated by the 2014 Turing Award and are described in this book. Why should I care about databases? What is a database? What is data management? What is a database management system (DBMS)? These are just some of the questions that this book answers, in describing the development of data management through the achievements of Mike Stonebraker and his over 200 collaborators. In reading the stories in this book, you will discover core data management concepts that were developed over the two greatest eras (so far) of data management technology. The book is a collection of 36 stories written by Mike and 38 of his collaborators: 23 world-leading database researchers, 11 world-class systems engineers, and 4 business partners. If you are an aspiring researcher, engineer, or entrepreneur you might read these stories to find these turning points as practice to tilt at your own computer-science windmills, to spur yourself to your next step of innovation and achievement.

Wait

Wait Book
Author : Frank Partnoy
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2012-08-02
ISBN : 1847658180
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Warren Buffett compares stock trading to great athletes: they excel not because of fast neurological responses, but because of their ability to delay as long as possible before reacting. Successful CEOs, fire fighters, and military officers all know how to manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the results they need. In Wait, Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds, whether 'snap' or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal. Apologies are better received if they are not rushed and people who can defer gratification are happier and more successful than those who must have everything now. Partnoy demonstrates that the ability to wait is crucial to getting the right answer and that gut instincts are often wrong.

Alternative Universities

Alternative Universities Book
Author : David J. Staley
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN : 1421427427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pairing a critique tempered to our current moment with an explanation of how change and disruption might contribute to a new "golden agefor higher education, Alternative Universities is an audacious and essential read.