Follow the Links

Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle, reinvent. Build a tangled bank.
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson, location 2817-2819, kindle edition

I finished this book in the last week and the thing that has hit me the most is the need to just let things sit and percolate. When you have an idea, it may not be the right time, but if you let it sit, it may work out years later, or something else may come into your thoughts to build on it. The need for collaboration and working in groups to feed off of each other is so important, most of the successful ideas come from doing it. I struggle to know if I am a part of such a group or not, but from now I’ll be more actively writing things down and building my tangled bank.