Good ideas come from crowds & liquid networks

An article on the BBC Business website neatly summarises Steven Johnson’s research findings on the origins of innovations:

“Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down; but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies, frequent coffee houses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle, reinvent.”

“[Good ideas] come from crowds, they come from networks. You know we have this clich├ęd idea of the lone genius having the eureka moment.”

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About Tim Stonor

Architect & Town Planner | Managing Director, Space Syntax Limited
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