Steven Berlin Johnson, a best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience, recently gave a TEDx talk on “Where Good Ideas Come From” which is well worth a watch.

Apparently ‘eureka’ moments are rare, with good ideas coming from a mesh of ‘half ideas’, collaboration and ‘hunches’. Johnson also looks at the influence of the internet and new technologies on innovation.

You can watch the full TEDx talk here or get a bite-size overview from this promo for his upcoming book…

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