How We Dream up Things That Change the World

Book - 2016
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The writer of the New York Times Magazine' s popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "ah-a" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2016
ISBN: 9780544324008
Branch Call Number: 609 KEN
Characteristics: xvii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Aug 30, 2016

Expected it to be an interesting read but found to be quite boring. Author is telling stories already told elsewhere with the focus on inventing the product. If you're interested in reading about setting up a business and have an entrepreneurial vibe give this book a miss.

Jun 29, 2016

Very interesting book. Picked it up thinking it would be an interesting history lesson. It is some of that... but it's more an exploration on how inventors think, and how to steer your own mind in that direction. Not exactly how my brain works, but the writing quality was enough to keep me reading. Recommended it to several techies and tinkerers in my life.

Feb 03, 2016

For any thinker, dreamer, inventor, DIYer, tinkerer and experimenter, this is the book for you! A great book by Pagan Kennedy [what a name, love it!], extremely well written and exhaustive in plumbing the depths. Highly recommended!

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