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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Ashton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashton, Kevin
Dewey number
609
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.C74
LC item number
A84 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
  • Creative ability
  • Inventions
  • Success
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton
Link
9780385538596.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Creating Is ordinary -- Thinking is like walking -- Expect adversity -- How we see -- Where credit is due -- Chains of consequence -- The gas in your tank -- Creating organizations -- Good-bye, genius
Control code
1581331
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780385538596
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014030841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1581331
  • (OCoLC)891324299
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton
Link
9780385538596.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Creating Is ordinary -- Thinking is like walking -- Expect adversity -- How we see -- Where credit is due -- Chains of consequence -- The gas in your tank -- Creating organizations -- Good-bye, genius
Control code
1581331
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780385538596
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014030841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1581331
  • (OCoLC)891324299

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