Friday, November 21, 2014
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World. He explores six breakthroughs in six chapters that he names: glass, cold, sound, clean, time and light. There’s a PBS miniseries of this content, so decide how you’d like to engage: by reading or by watching. One insight I gained from reading this book (reading was faster for me than watching the series) is that breakthroughs often come from the margins, from outside one’s core discipline. Inside a core discipline, we tend to see the benefits from gradual improvement, but an outside view can lead to big advances. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase How We Got to Now from amazon.com.