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September 30, 2010

News & Opinion: Where Good Ideas Come From

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture



Steven Johnson has a new book coming out in October called Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. Not only does it report on much of the innovation that has occurred over time, it focuses heavily on the process.

We all have ideas. Sometimes they seem really good, and others we know just won't work out. Johnson talks about how to cultivate the good ones and make them grow through insight, patience, and collaboration into things beyond our expectations. Watch the video above to learn more, and we'll be posting more about the book here as the publication date nears.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.