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Book Suggestion of the Day: Where good ideas come from

Cory Doctorow, of BoingBoing, recommends Steven Johnson’s new book Where good ideas come from

For Johnson, the secret lies in the “thin air” — the unplumbed space we credit for the “sparks of brilliance” and “happy accidents” that create new connections, strategies and thoughts. And for Johnson, this thin air is anything but: rather, it is a relatively predictable outcome arising from certain pre-conditions.

…Johnson makes a convincing case that innovation is fractal.