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How to Fly a Horse

The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery

By Kevin Ashton
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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery by Kevin Ashton

How to Fly a Horse (2015) delves into the process of creation and ultimately discovers that the very act itself is far more ordinary than we often think. In fact, in building upon the creative work of generations of thinkers, anyone can create, as long as they have the grit and determination to do so.

  • Anyone lacking the confidence to follow through with a new idea
  • Anyone interested in the process of creation

As co-founder of the Auto-ID center at MIT, Kevin Ashton pioneered a new generation of computing which he calls the “Internet of Things.” In addition to speaking about innovation and technology, Ashton has led many successful technology start-ups and some interesting social experiments.


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