Is it true that "Chance favors the connected mind?" That's one conclusion of Steven Johnson's intriguing new book, Where good ideas come from. Johnson draws from events throughout history to describe 7 patterns and conditions--from "liquid networks" to "the slow hunch"--that foster creative breakthroughs, and invites us to use them to tap our own innovative genius.
For a visual treat, check out this video summary:
You can also view his talks and follow conversations about them on TED.