Ideas From Steven Johnson’s TED Talk On Where Good Ideas Come From

In this 30 second PAREable, discover how ideas develop and evolve within a network.

Actionable Do:

  • We take other ideas and stitch them together to form a new one.
  • Do share and connect ideas instead of protect ideas.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Don’t just protect ideas because more and better ideas will appear from the liquid network.


  • An idea is a network. Physically, it’s a neuron configuration that had never existed before in a person’s brain.
  • The liquid network is an environment where you have lots of different ideas that come together. Each with different backgrounds, different interests, jostling with each other and bouncing off each other. This liquid network environment is the place that leads to innovation.

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Here is his TED Talk.

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