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Where good ideas come from : the natural history of innovation

Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Johnson addresses an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? He provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how the ideas are born that push careers, lives, society, and culture forward.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Johnson
ISBN: 1594485380 9781594485381
OCLC Number: 733731530
Notes: Previously published: 2010.
Also published with title: Where good ideas come from: the seven patterns of innovation.
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Reef, city, web --
The adjacent possible --
Liquid networks --
The slow hunch --
Serendipity --
Error --
Exaptation --
Platforms --
The fourth quadrant.
Responsibility: Steven Johnson.
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Johnson addresses an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? He provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how the ideas are born that push careers, lives, society, and culture forward.

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