Clive Thompson, on how successful networks nuture good ideas

Our ideas are, in a crucial way, partly products of our environment. They’re “inevitable.” When they’re ready to emerge, they do…

The things we think about are deeply influenced by the state of the art around us: the conversations taking place among educated folk, the shared information, tools, and technologies at hand.

via Thinking Out Loud: How Successful Networks Nurture Good Ideas by Clive Thompson.

Really makes you think about the people you staff on your team, those you associate with at work and in the community, and who your group of friends is outside marketing…they all have an impact.