A doctor realizes that an innocent-looking tube is killing his patients. An engineer dreams of a science-fiction world and pioneers the cell phone. A father, left at home to care for his toddler, creates the sippy cup.
Why did these people hit on solutions that everyone else missed? Inventology takes the reader through the methods that visionaries use to imagine new technologies. Based on interviews with inventors, economists and psychologists – as well as evidence from studies– the book reveals the steps that produce discoveries.
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