Monday, 22 August 2011

Quotes: Johnson

"The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle, reinvent. Build a tangled bank." -- Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From, p. 246*

* When I first read this quote on Helen Carnac's blog, I made a mad dash for this book and read it slowly, some parts over and over. Johnson offers a fresh perspective about ideas and innovation. This book is not a cure for insomnia. If you are as obsessed as I am with ideas, innovation, and creativity, this will hit the spot.

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