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.


Blogger hereticalpolemicist said...

SERENDIPITY AND INSPIRATION!! (In concurrence with "SJ")

While others look for literal congruence, we feed off a mind set. It doesn't have to be a consensus, a discipleship, or an acolyte's devotion. It is a feeding-off an energy. In the synergy of empathy we find the energy to feed on....

Serendipty & Inspiration
(encountering the oases of inspiration at the darndest times)

December 16, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

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