This past weekend I stumbled across a great video from speaker/author Steven Johnson regarding the genesis of ideas.
It’s just over four minutes long, but it’s extremely worthwhile.
In the video, Johnson shakes up long held conceptions that ideas come instantly in a flash of brilliance in some a haphazard, unpredictable manner.
What Johnson postulates is that ideas can be nurtured.
He asserts that ideas take time to germinate from “slow hunches” or “half ideas” given proper space, connection with others and the opportunity to bump into other concepts.
That in and of itself is a novel idea….
Question: What’s the best idea you’ve every had?
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