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Exchange Exemplar: Finding Your Place On 'The Creative Curve'

Isaac Newton with apple trees
Isaac Newton with apple trees

Eureka! A big discovery! How many stories have you read about the inventor/artist/explorer who happened by chance on a great discovery? Consider this: maybe Isaac Newton DID get hit on the head by an apple, but he was already using that head to think, and think hard, about physics.

Allen Gannett, a big believer in Big Data, compiled a lot of data on great breakthroughs. And yep, there's a lot of perspiration before the inspiration.

He lays out his findings in the book The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time. We revisit our 2018 interview with the author.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.