Browsing All posts tagged under »book«

Where do good ideas come from?

March 11, 2013


One of the required readings from Week 1 of our Strategic Innovation class is a review that Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote for the book Where Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson. In the article, Gates summarizes some patterns that Johnson had identified as "conditions" that enable innovation:

My Innovation Journey (Week 1): Questions on innovation

March 10, 2013


A friend (to whom I pitched a potential business project) once reminded me that "an idea is NOT a business plan." That got me thinking: How ARE ideas transformed from simply 'great ideas' into innovative (and potentially lucrative) solutions? What turns a dreamer into an entrepreneur? What turns dreams into profitable realities?

Reading Obama: Quotable quote #1

December 7, 2008


Photo credit: Michael Hitoshi of Digital Vision, in Getty Images “… we have a stake in one another, and… what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart… [If] enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, … we might not solve every problem, but we can get […]

Reading ‘The Google Story’: Quotable Quote #2

October 21, 2008


“People really understand here that sometimes the biggest way to deliver an effect to the world is not by writing a paper but by taking technology you believe in and making something out of it.” ~ John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, as quoted in The Google Story by David Vise and Mark Malseed