Joined: Feb. 2000
||Posted: Dec. 26 2004, 16:28
Out of curiosity....(sorry to not be able to dicipher this)....has anyone read the entire book or are you basing your comments on the excerpt? I just started the book today, am only 20 pages in, and have just skimmed briefly the MO section, preferring to read it in context (noticed that tubular.net is cited in the notes--probably this has been mentioned elsewhere) . The MO section occupies only a few pages of a 207-page work, btw.
So far, I like where Johansson is going with the concept of Intersection. When people of different cultures, disciplines, life-experiences, backgrounds, world-views come together (intersect), opportunities for creativity and innovation are maximized--for the Medici Effect to happen. At least that's where I think he's going, 20 pages in. It's not a new concept (gee...look at Jurassic Park for that matter) but Johansson is presenting it a fresh and interesting way.
Perhaps I'll have more comments when I reach MO or finish the book. I can already see a use for it in my professional life, and will certainly be incorporating it in a positive way for a presentation on "generations" that I have to do in February (and will recommend the book to librarians).
"No such thing as destiny; only choices exist." From: Moongarden's "Solaris."