Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
So where do those good ideas come from? This post is a continuation of the one from the other day on the neverending war over who came up with the Facebook concept. The lesson here is that it's extremely difficult to point to any one person as being responsible for a particular idea that turned into something successful. Along the path from mere idea to reality there are normally a lot of people involved who will make a contribution to it..
The bottom line: Chance favors the connected mind, and I might add, those who actually bother to take action on their idea.