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Steven Johnson



Steven Johnson is an American popular science author and media theorist whose work discusses the intersection of science, technology, and the human experience. He frequently writes for popular periodicals and has received critical acclaim for his books.

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Where Good Ideas Come from | Steven Johnson

People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.

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Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most

Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices.

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How to Make a Big Decision

Have no fear. An emerging science can now help you choose.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEvery genuinely new technology has a genuinely new way of breaking—and every now and then, those malfunctions open a new door to the adjacent possible. Sometimes the way a new technology breaks is almost as interesting as the way it works.

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The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler

Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all?

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Yes, People Still Read, But Now It’s Social

“THE point of books is to combat loneliness,” David Foster Wallace observes near the beginning of “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” David Lipsky’s recently published, book-length interview with him.

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The Innovator’s Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What’s Next | Steven Johnson

From bestselling author and Internet pioneer Steven Johnson, The Innovator's Cookbook (on sale October 4, 2011) is an essential book for anyone interested in innovation: the key texts on the topic from a wide range of fields as well as interviews with successful, real-world innovators, prefaced...

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThis is not the wisdom of the crowd, but the wisdom of someone in the crowd. It’s not that the network itself is smart; it’s that the individuals get smarter because they’re connected to the network.

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

From bestselling author and Internet pioneer Steven Johnson, an essential book for anyone interested in innovation: the key texts on the topic from a wide range of fields as well as interviews with successful, real-world innovators, prefaced with an original essay from Johnson that draws upon his...

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The Hummingbird Effect

This is how change happens in the natural world: sometime during the Cretaceous age, flowers began to evolve colors and scents that signaled the presence of pollen to insects, who simultaneously evolved complex equipment to extract the pollen and, inadvertently, fertilize other flowers with pollen.

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