Thursday, October 7, 2010

Where do all good ideas come from..?

...turns out that coffee *is* a good source, for two reasons...

I just discovered two videos with Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) that are worth a few minutes. Also, he has recently published a book on the topic (Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation), which I have added to my "to-read"-list.

First, here's an animated version of the story:

Next, here's a talk at TED by Steven Johnson. In here you will find out the two reasons coffee might be good for creating ideas (one was revealed in the video above).

Also, don't miss the story of how the embryo of GPS sprung out of the Sputnik launch in the 50's. This story is told at the end of the TED talk.