HOW TO FLY A HORSE
A Secret History of Invention, Creation and Discovery
We are all told the same stories about creativity: stories about inspiration, insight, incubation and — above all — genius; stories where creation is mystery, creators are magicians and creating is unique and special, the work of a rare few who conjure art and invention out of thin air.
The stories are wrong.
Kevin Ashton was an Executive Director and visiting engineer at MIT, where he led pioneering work on the next generation of computing, which he called “the Internet of Things,” now a widely used term. He has spoken on innovation and technology to audiences in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. He has been published in The Independent, Quartz, and Medium, and profiled and interviewed by media including The New York Times, The Economist, Time, Forbes, NPR and the BBC. He was a leader at three successful technology start-ups, the most recent of which, Zensi, he co-founded, led as CEO and sold to Belkin International in 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, California.