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    • How We Got to Now

    • Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson, read by George Newbern. From Steven Johnson, the best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, comes How We Got to Now, which tracks the surprising inspirations and unexpected consequences of the most influential innovations.

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    • Great bool

    • By Anonymous User on 15-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Farsighted

    • How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most
    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Steven Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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    Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war. Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning and great works of literature.

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    • Fantastic!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-11-18

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    • Where Good Ideas Come From

    • The Natural History of Innovation
    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: Eric Singer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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    What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Everything Bad Is Good for You

    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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    From the author of the New York Times bestseller Mind Wide Open comes a groundbreaking assessment of popular culture as it's never been considered before: through the lens of intelligence. Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture.

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    • How We Got to Now

    • Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: Steven Johnson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Innovation starts with a problem whose solution sets in motion all kinds of unexpected discoveries. That's why you can draw a line from pendulums to punching the clock at a factory, from ice blocks to summer movie blockbusters, from clean water to computer chips. In the lively storytelling style that has made him a popular, best-selling author Steven Johnson looks at how accidental genius, brilliant mistakes, and unintended consequences shape the way we live in the modern world. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Wonderland

    • How Play Made the Modern World
    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does the bag of crisps you hold in your hand help tell the story of humanity itself? In his brilliant new work on the history of innovation, international best-seller Steven Johnson argues that the pursuit of novelty and wonder has always been a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change.

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    • Steven Johnson on the Myths of Innovation

    • By: Steven Johnson, Kristina Loring
    • Length: 2 mins
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    How is actual innovation different from the myths we make about it? Steven Johnson, author of "How We Got to Now," discusses two common misconceptions. Revolutionary Insights is curated from the Computer History Museum's Revolutionaries interview series and is brought to you by Audible. This talk was originally recorded on October 21, 2015.

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    • The Invention of Air

    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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    Best-selling author Steven Johnson recounts - in dazzling, multidisciplinary fashion - the story of the brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America's Founding Fathers. The Invention of Air is a title of world-changing ideas wrapped around a compelling narrative, a story of genius and violence and friendship in the midst of sweeping historical change that provokes us to recast our understanding of the Founding Fathers.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Future Perfect

    • The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
    • By: Steven Johnson
    • Narrated by: Samuel Cohen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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    Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good for You, New York Times best-selling author Steven Johnson's Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Johnson paints a compelling portrait of this new political worldview.

    Regular price: £22.49