The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking
Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack
Portfolio, 288 pp., $27
Do you know why Thomas Edison habitually napped with a cluster of marbles in his hand, expecting the sound of their fall to stir him after only a few minutes? His great mind, like many before and after it, was trying to capture breakthrough ideas, the thoughts that drive innovation.
Like butterflies, these ideas are beautiful and elusive, but Fox Cabane and Pollac