Taking a Peek Inside "The Innovator's Cookbook" (Encore presentation.)

May 29, 2012

On this edition of ST, which originally aired last fall, we welcome back Steven Johnson, the bestselling and award-winning author of several books on science and technology. Johnson --- who's also founded some influential websites over the years, among them Outside.in and Plastic.com --- tells us about an anthology he's put together, now available in paperback, called "The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next." It's a collection of essays and conversations that Johnson edited and wrote an introduction for; in the book, we find insightful (and invariably interesting) writings from the likes of Stewart Brand, Clayton Christensen, Richard Florida, Peter Drucker, and others. And the book's transcribed conversations include innovation-focused dialogues involving Ray Ozzie, Katie Salen, Tom Kelley, and Brian Eno.