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Described by the New York Times as a “deep thinker and a gifted storyteller,” Steven Johnson is the best-selling author of 12 books and the leading light of today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, open-minded approach to innovation.

Steven’s work on the history of innovation inspired the Emmy-winning six-part series on PBS titled HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson, which aired in the fall of 2014.

The book version of How We Got To Now was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

He’s also the author of The Ghost Map, Where Good Ideas Come From, and Wonderland, among many others. His newest book, Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, examines consequential once-in-lifetime decisions; the ones that affect our lives for years, or for centuries, to come.

Steven is also the host of the iTunes #1 podcast American Innovations. His TED talks on innovation have been viewed more than ten million times.