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How to Innovate

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Self-Help
Unabridged   3 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/19/2021

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How to Innovate

An Ancient Guide to Creative Thinking

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696606899

Summary

What we can learn about fostering innovation and creative thinking from some of the most inventive people of all times—the ancient Greeks.

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What we can learn about fostering innovation and creative thinking from some of the most inventive people of all times—the ancient Greeks.

When it comes to innovation and creative thinking, we are still catching up with the ancient Greeks. Between 800 and 300 BCE, they changed the world with astonishing inventions—democracy, the alphabet, philosophy, logic, rhetoric, mathematical proof, rational medicine, coins, architectural canons, drama, lifelike sculpture, and competitive athletics. None of this happened by accident. Recognizing the power of the new and trying to understand and promote the conditions that make it possible, the Greeks were the first to write about innovation and even the first to record a word for forging something new. In short, the Greeks "invented" innovation itself—and they still have a great deal to teach us about it.

How to Innovate is an engaging and entertaining introduction to key ideas about—and examples of—innovation and creative thinking from ancient Greece. Armand D'Angour provides lively new translations of selections from Aristotle, Diodorus, and Athenaeus. These writings illuminate and illustrate timeless principles of creating something new—borrowing or adapting existing ideas or things, cross-fertilizing disparate elements, or criticizing and disrupting current conditions.

Author Bio

Aristotle (384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher whose best-known works include Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, and Politics.