Where Good Ideas Come From

By Ariana Pekary, producer 

Steven Johnson’s been on the show now three times. The first time, the book was The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World; the second, The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America.  In his latest, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, he examines how to formulate a creative environment. 

 

Watch a four minute video by Johnson about the book here.

 

Or nab the book online.

 

You can also keep up with Steven Johnson on Twitter.