Steven Johnson

Reviews of books by this author:

Where Good Ideas Come From

The title isn’t entirely accurate. This doesn’t cover where good ideas comes from, but rather what things prove conducive to generating ideas. These are summarised in seven patterns: The adjacent possible Essentially, that adjacent thoughts and technologies can spur ideas. Liquid networks That well-connected groups generate more ideas, by sharing and spurring each other on. – Read the rest of this review

The Innovator’s Cookbook

This ‘cookbook’ gathers together a series of essays and interviews around the subject of innovation, from leaders in the field (so it says). It was another book that turned into a war of attrition, each chapter a battleĀ on the road to finishing it. It did spark some thoughts, but largely I just found myself tuning – Read the rest of this review