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Where good ideas come from | Steven Johnson: TED

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

Steven Johnson shares his thoughts and ideas on where good ideas come from. Is there such a thing as a "Eureka Moment." Steve Johnson, author of the book, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation," explores and challenges everything you believe to know about the origin of ideas.

Innovations such as the printing press, a toilet that flushes, and the very idea to store energy in a battery. Where do these incredible ideas come from? What kind of environmental factors are present to foster them? What is the trigger that sheds light on brilliance? Steven explores seven key patterns behind real innovation and explores both time and multi-disciplines. If you are interested in reading more, check out his book.

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation on Amazon.


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Adam Ryan is a Professor of Practice (Adjunct Professor) at Monash University and is a principal at Watkins Bay. He has over twenty years of start-up experience in Australia and the USA. An expert in company structuring for innovation, high growth strategy and capital for early to growth stage businesses.


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