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"Where Good Ideas Come From"

Steven Johnson - author of "Where Good Ideas Come From"
"Chance favours the connected mind"

In his book, Steven Johnson identifies the key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies. By recognising where and how patterns of creativity occur -- whether within a school, a software platform or a social movement -- he shows how we can make more of our ideas good ones.

A four minute summary of Steven's ideas.

TED talk - 20 minutes
See interactive transcript

LSE - 30 minute lecture followed by Q&A
(This event was recorded on 2 November 2010 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics)

The book (read the first chapter online)