Is exposure to inventors a precondition to becoming an inventor yourself

According to Innovation Historian Anton Howes, "Absent any exposure to inventors, people simply don’t become inventors. Knowing about invention as an activity is a necessary precondition to becoming an inventor yourself" This compelling newsletter by Anton explores deep into the nature of innovation by using historical perspective. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1372252671013310465?s=20

Don’t get too comfortable: Story of Balearic Islands cave goat

Balearic Islands cave goat had no predators for many generations of their evolution that their eyes moved from the side of their heads to forward-facing. The species had gone extinct when new stressors showed up (predators, humans, and others). I was thinking recently about the social and business versions of this goat. Companies like Kodak, … Continue reading Don’t get too comfortable: Story of Balearic Islands cave goat

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on creativity and its embeddedness with environment.

"Creativity must, in the last analysis, be seen not as something happening within a person but in the relationships within a system" "An idea or product that deserves the label creative arises from the synergy of many sources and not only from the mind of a single person. It is easier to enhance creativity by changing conditions … Continue reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on creativity and its embeddedness with environment.