Steven Johnson Quotes

Who the Heck is Steven Johnson?

American popular science author of the books The Ghost Map and Where Good Ideas Come From.

Born June 06, 1968

Best 7 Quotes by Steven Johnson

"How We Got to Now" Quotes

“There was no lightbulb moment in the story of the lightbulb. By the time Edison flipped the switch at the Pearl Street station, a handful of other firms were already selling their own models of incandescent electric lamps.”

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How We Got to Now

"Where Good Ideas Come From" Quotes

“Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore.”

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Where Good Ideas Come From

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.”

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Where Good Ideas Come From

“Part of the secret of hunch cultivation is simple: write everything down.”

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Where Good Ideas Come From

“The more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you are.”

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Where Good Ideas Come From

“The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.”

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Where Good Ideas Come From

“When you don't have to ask for permission innovation thrives.”

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Where Good Ideas Come From