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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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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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FindCenter Quotes ImageThis is how great intellectual breakthroughs usually happen in practice. It is rarely the isolated genius having a eureka moment alone in the lab. Nor is it merely a question of building on precedent, of standing on the shoulders of giants, in Newton’s famous phrase.

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Rsa Replay: How We Make the Decisions That Matter | Steven Johnson | RSA Replay

Bestselling popular science author Steven Johnson fuses cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature to shed light on the nature of long-term decisions.

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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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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you are.

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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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Steven Johnson—Providence Creating Hope Dinner 2016

Best selling author and host of the PBS series "How We Got to Now" Steven Johnson, joined us for an evening of innovation and conversation.

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