If You Build It, They Will Come: Learning and Expanding on What Our Fellow Humans, and Nature, Teach Us
I was a hoarder as a tyke, saving anything that could possibly be used for craft projects. One of my more “useful” inventions was a rotating necklace holder that I made out of a tennis ball canister. No wonder “The Genius of the Tinkerer,” a recent piece by Steven Johnson in the Wall Street Journal, struck a chord (for the record, my creations were never genius, though perhaps kid-cool). Adapted from Johnson’s new book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, the article explored human ingenuity, stressing the value of sharing ideas in order to build on them.