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Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

by Steven Johnson

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Eclectic author Steven Johnson talks about his recent book Where Good Ideas Come From in this talk from TEDGlobal. Through researching good ideas throughout history Johnson tries to discover best environments in which good ideas are fostered. He covers the history of the coffee shop and how in British culture the switch from the bar to the coffee shop (with its stimulant accompaniment coffee) helped to foster the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He also talks about how great ideas often take a long time to germinate and aren't necessarily the "eureka" moments we often here about. This interesting talk is available on streaming video and MP3 audio download from TED.com.


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People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.


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Cool Ideas
Reviewer maxine
 June 10, 2014
Stephen Johnson gives a cool and humorous speech about ideas and inventions and the history of how they came about. Examples are the world wide web, coffee houses, sputnik satelites, gravity. All were done collectively as meetings of people to correct the issues and together we're able to map the trajectory just by listening to ideas and come up with better ideas.

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