Tag: Steven Johnson

This is the trailer for a new PBS series hosted by Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter and The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, two books that I absolutely love. […]

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I’ve been slowly reading through this book called The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson about how major historical events have shaped cities, particularly European cities. One of my favorite books is by Steven Johnson called Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter and I’m hoping this one […]

Steven Johnson’s argument that the role of coffee houses and the uptick in coffee drinking fueled society during the age of enlightenment because society suddenly went from a depressant (alcohol) to a stimulant. Essentially, society stopped being drunk and thought of good things.

Steven Johnson’s talk related to his book, Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter. A fantastic read by the way if you need a good book to pick up!

Steven Johnson, author of one of my favorite books, Everything Bad Is Good For You, goes on stage at TED Talks to brief the audience about how amazing ideas come to life. He references the rise of non-alcoholic venues like cafes in society as a jumping board for many of history’s great ideas as well […]

Steven Johnson, author of several books including Everything Bad is Good for You, gives a short speech about where good ideas come from and how to actively cultivate them. The talk is part of a promotion that Penguin Books USA is doing to promote Steven’s new book Where Good Ideas Come From which you can […]