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Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johson

Steven Johnson has provided some of the most interesting works I have read over the past couple of years. His books How We Got to Now and Wonderland are incredibly interesting and some of my favorites. These books were both informative and entertaining, so I grabbed Where Good Ideas Come From expecting another great work.

Unfortunately, this book left me less than enthused. I am not exactly sure why. The book just never clicked for me. Part of me feels like the content was too broad. In his other books, Johnson has a very specific subject which ties everything together really well.

After I read it, I saw this book was published a good five years before How We Got to Now and Wonderland. Maybe over those few years, Johnson matured as a writer.

This book was definitely better than most books, but not as good as some.