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Where does innovation come from? How does it happen?

Where does innovation come from? How does it happen?

“The great driver of scientific innovation has been the historic increase in connectivity, our ability to reach out and exchange ideas with other people, and to borrow other people’s hunches and combine them with our hunches – and turn them into something new.”

What do you think? Do you agree with Steven Johnson that groundbreaking ideas require a slow, collision-prone boat?

What does this mean for non-profit incubators, private accelerators and hybrids (like MaRS).

Does chance, as Johnson suggests, “Favour the Connected Mind”?