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Reads tagged with “innovation”

I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words via 200 Quotes
I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words via 200 Quotes

A first-hand tour of the heart and mind of one of our era’s greatest visionaries, culled from 30 years of wisdom.

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The Innovator’s Cookbook: Great Minds on the Power of Serendipity
The Innovator’s Cookbook: Great Minds on the Power of Serendipity

How to win the future, or what 3D printing has to do with Twitter, Brian Eno and Obama.

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Today Yesterday: 5 Vintage Visions for the Future of Technology
Today Yesterday: 5 Vintage Visions for the Future of Technology

Instapaper circa 1981, or what medical wonderlands have to do with making cash entirely obsolete.

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Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge
Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge

Going beyond biology’s limits, or how laboratory advances will change the way we think about the law.

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New McSweeney’s Children’s Book Uses Thermal Ink for Secret Images
New McSweeney’s Children’s Book Uses Thermal Ink for Secret Images

Old-school storytelling gets new-school tools, or how heat-sensitive ink is giving the iPad a run for its money.

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Apple and the Bananas: A Steve Jobs Personal Remembrance
Apple and the Bananas: A Steve Jobs Personal Remembrance

From Jules Verne to the Iron Curtain, or why ‘bondi blue’ is the defining color of my curiosity.

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Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964, Gets It Oddly Right
Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964, Gets It Oddly Right

How to walk the line between futurism and absurdity, or why the satellite is more important than the A-bomb.

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Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology
Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology

What 14th-century cathedrals have to do with Google, Darwin and the purpose of art’s existence.

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In The Plex: How Google Changed Our Lives and Everything Else
In The Plex: How Google Changed Our Lives and Everything Else

What red gym balls have to do with censorship, privacy and organizing all the world’s information.

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Paleo-Pundit: 1963 Educational Film about Lasers
Paleo-Pundit: 1963 Educational Film about Lasers

What microwave oscillators have to do with ray guns and the fundamentals of creativity.

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