Sters Living in an artistic colony myself I know where your feet and ass land is where they occur to youI was fortunate enough to say hello to the author at a reading here in town she drew me a Brannock device from Paul Lukas s Beer Frame Things We Notice Everyday But Take for Granted It was a nice come round from having bought Stripping at St Books For Me Kudos Rolandbarthes Mayaderen This Book St Books for me Kudos rolandbarthes mayaderen This book interesting I enjoyed reading about how things were invented although that wasn t the point of the book It was satisfying to find out that given a large enough number of people doing the same thing over and over the chance of an improvement being invented by one or of these people is very high I felt that the book was not that substantive I see this book as a collection of articles he wrote before in new york times I received an early copy of this book and loved it I didn t know how interested I d be in the psychology of invention I tend to be an impatient reader but Pagan Kennedy has such a brisk engaging way of telling stories that I found myself inhaling the book over a couple days She stays away from overwrought academic theories and sticks found myself inhaling the book over a couple days She stays away from overwrought academic theories and sticks fun narratives with a few helpings of history It was fascinating to learn about the genesis of so many convenience items we take for granted from the sippy cup to the tennis ball picker upper as well as complex inventions like prosthetic arms and 3 D printers I also appreciated how the book is organized into discrete approaches to coming up with new things out of necessity through serendipity through futuristic thinking etc I came away thinking hey I could do that or at least my industrious teenage kids could Which reminds me there s a fascinating story about a teenager developing a potential diagnostic test for pancreative cancer The writing is fun and mixes the author s own perspectives and analysis and personal relationships with inventors with what must have been a TON of interviews I probably shouldn t compare this with Malcolm Gladwell who s his own brand but I m guessing that Gladwell fans will really like this book too When I hear things that change the world I don t think of suirt gun. Ecent advances in technology and communication have placed us at the cusp of a golden age; it's now possible than ever before to transform ideas into actuality Inventology is a must read for designers artists makers and anyone else who is curious about creativity By identifying the steps of the invention process Kennedy reveals the imaginative tools reuired to solve our most challenging proble. .
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1 10 Takeaways1 Repetition leads to inspiration Repetitious exposure to a taskthought on the cusp of negative space will result in inspiration 2 Those who think that they are lucky are often first users or people who find inspiration when exposed to negative space They believe that they are destinedguided to discover certain things making them observant On the How I Built This podcast the entrepreneurs overwhelmingly credit their success to luck Also people who are curious are likely to expose themselves to negative space ergo likely to be inspired 3 Analysis of big data offers super human inspiration at the cusp of negative space 4 Forecast markets and technologies so as to receive the right inspiration from the right negative space easier said that done 1 10 uestions 1 NA Delving into the uestion of how innovators invent I found this to be super fascinating content that is very well presented For me one of the most interesting aspects of the book is the paradigm shift we ve seen from invention genius being only the realm of well funded corporate think tanks to the open system method of today s crowd sourced internet age The fact that the modern tinkerer has access to resources and tools in their garage than the elite engineers of the 1960 s Bell Labs is mind blowing The other take away for me was the emphasis on successful inventors having a talent for spatial thinking abilities I find this a rational conclusion but one that unless you possess an awareness of the process behind spatial reasoning you may not understand On that note as a person who is always looking at the how behind the why I wonder if this book won t resonate as much for those who don t see the world as a set of variable permutations I m not an inventor but I certainly understand their approach to creative problem solving And this personal connection on top of such well presented subject matter grants an extra star to my rating The author explored a matter grants an extra star to my rating The author explored a variety of ways that people have come up with new inventions and she focused on recent inventions We re told about the invention of wheels suitcases to illustrate inventions that were created by people who deal with a problem. Find out where great ideas come from A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill An engineer watches people using walkie talkies and has an idea A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they dieBy studying inventions like these the sippy cup the cell phone and an ingenious hospital bed we can learn how people imagine their way ar. On a regular basis We re
told about an Lots of stories made the book really interesting to read I like howabout an Lots of stories made the book really interesting to read I like how and the history and causes are laid out and examined Ever wonder who started the name meme to show who your comment is meant forWhat about the wonderful guys who invented luggage with wheels And why exactly didn t someone invent it waaay back in the 60 s It wasn t like people weren t traveling by air thenThese and other uestions will be answered by Pagan Kennedy as she takes you into the world of inventing Kennedy looks at inventing in a different way Not AS AN ANALYSIS OF SERENDIPITY OR THE RESULT OF an analysis of serendipity or the result of but rather as something even children in workhouses could do She looks into who invents and what environment are they in What do they face everyday that keeps them so focused through the discovery process She also goes beyond that to look at crowd sourcing and other social factorsShe personally divides the book up into 5 parts Problem Finding Discovery Strategy of Prophecy and Futuristic Thinking Connection of Ideas and finally EmpowermentI found this book entertaining and thrilling It was eye opening in the sense that it gave me a structure and words to apply to the field of inventology And it was great to get the backstories on so many creations My very very favorite story was of the MIT teacher who works in Africa with her engineering students to create vastly important solutions to everyday problems using very low tech designsFind out why frustration and repeated drudgery has to do with invention is a wonderful thingreview copy5th book of 2016 Helpful about finding that little spot that pushes things forward Pagan Kennedy semiotician of the Generation X set understands nay has it occur to her that ideas take place in space and time and goes about traipsing about asking people where they were when things occur to themThis space is as much cultural as anything and bears out the author s thought since Pagan Kennedy s Living A Handbook for Maturing Hipsters If we make our own fun if we don t ust let the corporations do it for us But you ve gotta get out of the house not ust stay in with your RESearch books and Jackie Chan po. Ound impossible problems to discover groundbreaking answers Pagan Kennedy reports on how these enduring methods can be adapted to the twenty first century as millions of us deploy tools like crowdfunding big data and 3 D printing to find hidden opportunities Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation As Kennedy argues