Recommended read: Where Good Ideas Come From

Ever wonder how hunches turn into really good ideas? Steve Johnson thinks it's not so much about refining the ideas but the spaces in which they arise.

Ever wonder how hunches turn into full-blown ideas? Steven Johnson thinks it’s not so much about refining the ideas themselves but about the spaces in which they arise. His book, “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation” describes the importance of environments for generating creativity. He takes an historical approach, looking at environmental patterns in the past that have led to good ideas. There’s been lots of discussion around the office about what this suggests for churches, theological schools and other Christian organizations. Here’s a four-minute video introducing the book.