BOOKMARKED - Where Good Ideas Come from - Steven Johnson

Jul 25, 2020, 08:07 AM
We welcome you to the Launch of yet another exciting initiative by MIT ID Innovation Programme. Welcome to BOOKMARKED, an intellectually-stimulating series of book-reading sessions of Innovation Bestsellers. The virtual book-reading sessions will take place, every Friday, 4pm - 5pm. 
Here is the line up for July & August 2020 : #savethedates  : 
  • July 24 : Where Good Ideas Come From ( Steven Johnson ) 
  • July 31 : Hope in the Dark ( Rebecca Solnit ) 
  • Aug 07 : The Geography of Bliss ( Eric Weiner ) 
  • Aug 14 : The Hidden Connections ( Fritjof Capra ) 
  • Aug 21 : Thinking, Fast and Slow ( Daniel Kahneman ) 
  • Aug 28 : Utopia for Realists ( Rutger Bregman)
About the Author of our Launch Book : Steven Johnson, 
  • Steven is an author of 12 books  
  • is a leading light of today's interdisciplinary & collaborative approach to innovation.  
  • He is known as one of the top ten brains of the digital future &  
  • The Wall Street Journal calls him "one of the most persuasive advocates for the role of collaboration in innovation."    
Where Good Ideas Come From :
The book advances a notion to challenge the popular story of a lone genius experiencing an instantaneous moment of inspiration. The author instead argues that innovative thinking is a slow, gradual & very networked process in which "slow hunches" are cultivated & completed, by exposure to seemingly unrelated ideas & quandaries from other disciplines & thinkers. He lists the themes he has identified from studying which environments & conditions have been correlated, historically, with high innovation. The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery–these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson’s answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.

Head of the Innovation Programme, Associate Professor Harshit Desai, a PHD Research candidate, an Industry professional who has spent a decade+ in the Education domain will be in conversation with our Guest reader & Innovator, Mr. Shekhar Badve,  
  • founding Director of Lokus design, a leading Strategy & Design company.  
  • Shekhar is a NID alumni with 17+ years of diverse experience in Strategic Design, Innovation, Design Research.  
  • He is also a Jury at India Design Mark, by Government of India,  
  • a Member of CII’s National Committee on Design,  
  • Design Interventions in SmartCity. 
For those who are joining us for the first time today, I’d like to inform you that : 
  • MIT stands for the 4 decade old Maharashtra Institute of Technology.  
  • ID stands for MIT’s 15 year old pioneering Institute of Design. 
  • MIT ID’s 1 year Innovation Programme focusses on the 4 pillars of Design, Business, Technology, Humanities.  
  • The key features & differentiators of this 1 year course are Immersions, Project based Learning and Humanities.
This is our 28th Industry interaction this season and I, Priya Dhawan, Head of Collaborations, Branding & Outreach for the MIT ID Innovation Programme, welcome you all once again, to this thoughtfully curated Innovation journey.  
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