The Social Origins of Good Ideas

“My hypothesis is that people who live in the intersection of social worlds are at higher risk of having good ideas. Qualifications come immediately to min

“My hypothesis is that people who live in the intersection of social worlds are at higher risk of having good ideas. Qualifications come immediately to mind, but the gist of the hypothesis is familiar and makes intuitive sense: ways of thinking and behaving are more homogenous within than between groups, so people connected to otherwise segregated groups are more likely to be familiar with alternative ways of thinking and behaving ó which gives them the option of selecting and synthesizing alternatives.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE