STEVEN JOHNSON ~ WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM

~ ISHATTGTT‘EOC’ ~ Innovative Systems Have A Tendency To Gravitate Toward The “Edge Of Chaos”

~ TAP-ATWIWTPCRI ~ The Adjacent Possible – All The Ways In Which The Present Can Reinvent Itself

~ GIANCOOTA-TABOOACOEP ~ Good Ideas Are Not Conjured Out Of Thin Air – They Are Built Out Of A Collection Of Existing Parts

~ TMPTFGGIR-ACOH-AAT-TS ~ The Most Productive Tool For Generating Good Ideas Remains – A Circle Of Humans – At A Table – Talking Shop

~ ASLNOTIITAOSCBATCLE ~ A Shockingly Large Number Of Transformative Ideas In The Annals Of Science Can Be Attributed To Contaminated Laboratory Environments

~ WWW-WHTCOA-ANS-WBOIODUNDITAP-BIDFUTLFT ~ When We’re Wrong – We Have To Challenge Our Assumptions – Adopt New Strategies – Being Wrong On Its Own Doesn’t Unlock New Doors In The Adjacent Possible – But It Does Force Us To Look For Them

~ MOHGIMTBACDCEWTOPWR ~ Many Of History’s Great Innovators Managed To Build A Cross-Disciplinary Coffeehouse Environment Within Their Own Private Work Routines

~ ‘ST’-OPTCSFASOHOD-YTOPLITMOCT ~ “Serial Tasking” – One Project Takes Center Stage For A Series Of Hours Or Days – Yet The Other Projects Linger In The Margins Of Consciousness Throughout

~ CFTCM ~ Chance Favours The Connected Mind

~ OAOP-GICCFA ~ On An Open Platform – Good Ideas Can Come From Anywhere

~ HB-LTC-IEM-DBASI-BMOTKTTPTIRWIOWTSC-‘CI’ ~ History Books – Like To Condense – Into Eureka Moments – Dominated By A Single Inventor – But Most Of The Key Technologies That Powered The Industrial Revolution Were Instances Of What The Scholars Call – “Collective Invention”

~ AOTBE-FIWISI-TPI-AOTANE ~ All Other Things Being Equal – Financial Incentives Will Indeed Spur Innovation – The Problem Is – All Other Things Are Never Equal

~ FFU-TCINBDMACACS-MOTHOIAOTPCHLIALFSBTTR ~ Fortunately For Us – The Choice Is Not Between Decentralized Markets And Command-And-Control States – Much Of The History Of Intellectual Achievement Over These Past Centuries Has Lived In A Less Formal Space Between Those Two Regimes

~ TWOMLDNEEFTPCBPF-TAEFON ~ The Wonders Of Modern Life Did Not Emerge Exclusively From The Proprietary Clash Between Private Firms – They Also Emerged From Open Networks

~ TMTGTOIAAOP-IOACB-TBIWBFAOU-CAAAEA ~ The More The Government Thinks Of Itself As An Open Platform – Instead Of A Centralized Bureaucracy – The Better It Will Be For All Of Us – Citizens And Activists And Entrepreneurs Alike

STEVEN JOHNSON ~ FUTURE PERFECT

~ TWNASOGF-IWASOGF ~ This Was Not A Stroke Of Good Fortune – It Was A Stroke Of Good Foresight

~ CDRTNOTS-IFCCDJAETCTKTKS ~ Capitalism Didn’t Reduce The Number Of Teen Smokers – In Fact, Certain Corporations Did Just About Everything They Could To Keep Those Kids Smoking

~ NOBATSTPOTRATCS-SWATRATCSHDNFU ~ No One Buys Airtime To Sing The Praises Of The Regulators And The Civil Servants – So We Assume The Regulators And The Civil Servants Have Done Nothing For Us

~ PP ~ Peer Progressives

~ YPNCDE-TJABWTD ~ Yes, Peer Networks Can’t Do Everything – They’re Just A Better Way To Decide

~ YCHPWGD ~ You Can’t Have Progress Without Good Decisions

~ IAITMAMIAPNW ~ It’s Almost Impossible To Maintain A Monopoly In A Peer-Network World

~ WTPPWTDIRPFCUWGI-ARTFSTI ~ What The Peer Progressive Wants To Do Is Reward People For Coming Up With Good Ideas – And Reward Them For Sharing Those Ideas

~ TMRACWCFTSAONGIAMHOACOALRADUALOTCN ~ The More Radical Advance Could Well Come From The Simple Act Of Neighbors Gathering In A Meeting Hall Or A Church Or A Living Room And Drafting Up A List Of The Community’s Needs

~ BWTM ~ Begin With The Money

~ LD ~ Liquid Democracy

~ CC ~ Conscious Capitalism

~ EOB ~ Employee-Owned Businesses

~ TSAOTPE-THMFY-WMCTPNTTWTSOC ~ The Social Architectures Of The Paleolithic Era – The Human Mind’s Formative Years – Were Much Closer To Peer Networks Than They Were To States Or Corporations

~ WCAMSDBPCVHATSLOSL ~ We Created A Mass Society Defined By Passive Consumption, Vast Hierarchies, And The Straight Lines Of State Legibility