post a short excerpt from our Summer Innovation Book Club Pick: Killing Ideas -
You can kill an idea, you can't kill an opportunity By NewEdge CEO, Dr. Pam
A German cartographer, a proofreader, a Latinist, and the
nephew of a saint all got together one day to do a puzzle. They met high in the
mountains of what is now Alsace Lorraine, France, in 1507.
trying to complete was the map of the world. The pieces were comprised of
accounts of journeys and pictures of bits of the world.
Ptolemy's; some were the accounts of Bartholomew Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci;
and some were scattered pages bought on the black market.
been pieces from Chinese explorations as there is speculation that perhaps this
is how the map makers gained insights regarding the Rocky Mountains of North
America and the Andes of South America'both of which had not yet been explored
picture of the world as having four major parts rather than three.
interpret what we have found, structure how we will think about the
Killing Ideas, Ch 5, Big Landscape