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27 - Jan
(Nearby Event: Education)
Where:Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20001
Inspiration for inventions seems to come from everywhere: A parent cleaning up a messy toddler invents the "sippy" cup, a sci-fi fan invents the cellular phone or a doctor discovers a simple solution for his dying patients. But are these incidents random, or is there in fact a secret formula for invention? Drawing from interviews with inventors, economists and psychologists, as well as research studies, author Pagan Kennedy reveals the steps and hidden patterns to ingenuity in the book Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World. During this discussion at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington D.C. Kennedy, a former New York Times Magazine Innovation columnist, will share the origins of spray-tan booths, Twitter, rolling suitcases and more. See how these innovations can act as a guide to solving problems in your own life and around the world. And after the illuminating and inspiring discussion, Kennedy will sign copies of Inventology (books will be available for purchase at the event).  

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