The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next

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Steven Johnson, an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers—for a foundational text on the subject of innovation—essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker, Richard Florida, Eric Von Hippel, Dean Keith Simonton, Arthur Koestler, John Seely Brown, and Marshall Berman. Johnson also provides new material from Marisa Mayer of Google, Twitter's Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's former chief software architect. With ...

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Steven Johnson, an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers—for a foundational text on the subject of innovation—essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker, Richard Florida, Eric Von Hippel, Dean Keith Simonton, Arthur Koestler, John Seely Brown, and Marshall Berman. Johnson also provides new material from Marisa Mayer of Google, Twitter's Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's former chief software architect. With additional commentary by Johnson himself, this book reveals the innovation found in a wide range of fields, including science, technology, energy, transportation, education, art, and sociology, making it vital, fresh, and fascinating reading for our time, and for the future.

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In any field, innovation distinguishes leaders from followers. In that spirit, Steven Johnson's Innovator's Cookbook is designed to instruct and inspire readers whatever their specialty. Thus, the book contains essays by and interviews with cutting-edge thinkers including Peter Drucker, Eric Von Hippel, Arthur Koestler, Dean Keith Simonton, Richard Florida, and Marshall Berman. The book also contains stimulating new material from Google's Marisa Mayer, Twitter's Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and Microsoft's Ray Ozzie. New ideas for our time and the future. (P.S. Steven Johnson is one innovative author. His books include The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad is Good for You.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452634852
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the national bestselling author of Everything Bad Is Good For You and Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software,
which was named as a finalist for the 2002 Helen
Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Kirby Heyborne, an accomplished actor, musician, and comedian, has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and has narrated such titles as Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, and The Genius by Jesse Kellerman.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    An Essential Collection

    The Innovator's Cookbook is a collection of pieces detailing important steps in establishing an atmosphere favorable to developing new solutions. Articles and interviews are featured to provide a mixture of prescriptive advice with real world success stories. The message is that there is nothing particularly special about innovation. Once the conditions are created, it will emerge for anyone.

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    Posted December 28, 2011

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