The Resource How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton., (electronic resource)

How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton., (electronic resource)

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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
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Ashton.
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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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Ashton, Kevin
Dewey number
609
Index
no index present
LC call number
B105.C74
LC item number
A84 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability
  • Inventions
  • Success
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton., (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 60
  • Chapter 4
  • How we See
  • 91
  • Chapter 5
  • Where Credit is Due
  • 118
  • Chapter 6
  • Chains of Consequence
  • 140
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Gas in Your Tank
  • 163
  • Chapter 8
  • Creating Organizations
  • 193
  • Chapter 9
  • Good-Bye, Genius
  • 232
  • Creating is Ordinary
  • 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Thinking is like Walking
  • 26
  • Chapter 3
  • Expect Adversity
Control code
o898028288
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385538602
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C4914CBA-EB4A-4475-BFA8-459BD9F016DA
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o898028288
  • (OCoLC)898028288
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 60
  • Chapter 4
  • How we See
  • 91
  • Chapter 5
  • Where Credit is Due
  • 118
  • Chapter 6
  • Chains of Consequence
  • 140
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Gas in Your Tank
  • 163
  • Chapter 8
  • Creating Organizations
  • 193
  • Chapter 9
  • Good-Bye, Genius
  • 232
  • Creating is Ordinary
  • 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Thinking is like Walking
  • 26
  • Chapter 3
  • Expect Adversity
Control code
o898028288
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385538602
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C4914CBA-EB4A-4475-BFA8-459BD9F016DA
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o898028288
  • (OCoLC)898028288

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