Words and Wine with Steven Johnson
On October 7th we welcome brilliant Steven Johnson back for a Words & Wine evening; this time to discuss his new book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. With four critically acclaimed bestsellers Johnson has demonstrated that he can pinpoint an important cultural issue and illuminate it with great storytelling and cross-disciplinary insights. Whether questioning conventional wisdom in Everything Bad is Good for You, offering new perspectives on the conflict between science and religion in The Invention of Air or debunking skepticism about the influence of Twitter on a cover story for Time Magazine--Johnson has joined the ranks of Modern Public Intellectual in the most entertaining of ways. Along the way he has founded several successful Internet companies and become a new-media guru and editor at Wired magazine. In his new book, Where Good Ideas Come From he bridges natural science, intellectual history, urban sociology and technology to explore some of our most pressing questions about true innovation.
Johnson argues there are seven patterns in the fertile environments where world-changing ideas surface--and the more we embrace those patterns in our workplaces and lives and tools--the better we will be for tapping into our capacity for innovative thinking. And who better than this brilliant storyteller, inventor, editor, technologist to show us "where good ideas come from?" But don't just trust us that this is a man to meet: Steven Johnson has 1.5 MILLION Twitter followers!
The setting is the historic Sorrento Hotel's Top of the Town, and we'll enjoy appetizers and Ste Michelle wines while Warren Etheredge interviews.
The Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
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