Reading about the process of creation, from the invention of the airplane (aka, the “flying horse”), to the discovery of DNA crystal structure, to the birth of Bert&Ernie, by the person who coined the term “Internet of Things”
“Creating is the result of thinking like walking. Left foot, problem. Right foot, solution. Repeat until you arrive. It is not the size of your strides that determines your success but how many you take”
“Creation is a long journey where most turns are wrong and most turns are dead. The most important creators do is work. The most important thing they don’t do is quit”
The best part of the book is about how organizations can allow creation. Small teams, complementary partnerships, intellectual security (being okay with criticism), and just do.