The three TED Talks below will give you an insight into where ideas come from and how to find your best ones.

1- Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from


People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. (source:

2- Amy Tan: Where Does Creativity Hide?


Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved. (source:

3- Adam Grant: The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers


How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”  (source:

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