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The Resource How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton

How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton

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How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
Title
How to fly a horse
Title remainder
the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
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Kevin Ashton
Title variation
Secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
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eng
Summary
  • "Inspiring and empowering, this journey behind the scenes of humanity's greatest creations reveals the surprising way we make something new. What do Thomas Jefferson's ice cream recipe, Coca Cola, and Chanel No. 5 have in common? They all depended on a nineteenth-century African boy who, with a single pinch, solved one of nature's great riddles and gave birth to the multimillion-dollar vanilla industry. Kevin Ashton opens his book with the fascinating story of the young slave who launched a flavor revolution to show that invention and creation come in unexpected shapes and sizes. From the crystallographer's laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long-forgotten woman, to the electromagnetic chamber where the stealth bomber was born on a 25-cent bet, Ashton weaves tales of humanity's greatest creations to unpack the surprising true process of discovery. Drawing on the Amish and the iPhone, Kandinsky and cans of Coke, Lockheed, South Park, and the Wright brothers--who set out to "fly a horse"--he showcases the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and countless ordinary--and usually uncredited--acts that led to our most astounding breakthroughs. Creators, he shows, apply everyday, ordinary thinking that we are all capable of in particular ways, taking thousands of small steps, working in an endless loop of problem and solution. He explores why innovators meet resistance and how they overcome it, why most organizations stifle creative people, and how the most creative organizations work. In a passionate and profound narrative that amazes and inspires, Ashton's book sheds new light on how "new" comes to be"--
  • "What do Thomas Jefferson's ice cream recipe, Coca Cola and Chanel No. 5 have in common? They all depended on a 19th century African boy who, with a single pinch, solved one of nature's great riddles and gave birth to the multi-million dollar vanilla industry. Kevin Ashton opens his book with the fascinating story of the young slave who launched a flavor revolution to show that invention and creation come in unexpected shapes and sizes. From the crystallographer's laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long forgotten woman, to the electromagnetic chamber where the stealth bomber was born on a 25 cent bet, Ashton weaves tales of humanity's greatest creations to unpack the surprising true process of discovery. Drawing on the Amish and the iPhone, Kandinsky and cans of Coke, Lockheed, South Park, and the Wright brothers--who set out to "fly a horse"--he showcases the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and countless ordinary--and usually uncredited--acts that lead to our most astounding breakthroughs. Creators, he shows, apply everyday, ordinary thinking that we are all capable of in particular ways, taking thousands of small steps, working in an endless loop of problem and solution. He explores why innovators meet resistance and how they overcome it, why most organizations stifle creative people and how the most creative organizations work. In a passionate and profound narrative that amazes and inspires, Ashton's book sheds new light on how "new" comes to be"--
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Celebrating the acts of seemingly unremarkable individuals that led to humanity's most astounding breakthroughs, an eye-opening exploration of the world's greatest creations reveals the true process of discovery, shedding new light on how the "new" comes to be
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609
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index present
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non fiction
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adult
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the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
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How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-299) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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867078018
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780385538596
Lccn
2014030841
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(OCoLC)867078018
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
867078018
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780385538596
Lccn
2014030841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)867078018

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