Kevin Ashton

Called a thing the Internet of Things. How to Fly a Horse—The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery due 2/15, preorder at

Creative People Say No

A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting things about his…

Why Did Everybody Do the Harlem Shake?

It’s been exactly two years since the dance craze came and went

DeflateGate And The Softness Of The American Mind

The truth behind football’s latest “controversy” and what it tells us about ourselves.

How to Commit to a Creative Life

People in America’s Deep South tell a story about a musician named Robert Johnson. They say one night when the crickets were quiet and clouds curtained the…

Publications edited by Kevin Ashton

The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

How to Fly a Horse

The Wright brothers were not first to think of building an airplane, nor first to start. So why were they first to fly?

The Creativity Myth

Creativity is not what we think it is

In 1815, Germany’s General Music Journal published a letter in which Mozart described his creative process:

How to become internet famous for $68

The secret of online celebrity Santiago Swallow.

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of…

How Apple Just Reset Your Privacy

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch will transform your privacy and security. Here’s how.

Social Media Is For Listening

How we use social media to develop products

Businesses have two ways to communicate with customers: talking or listening.

How Experts Think

A quarterback starting the Super Bowl is, on average, the eighty-fourth player drafted. This is based largely on his college career. So why are some quarterbacks more…

The Secret Of Steve

The secret of Steve is simple. It explains his success and excess. It exemplifies our instinct for creation. Creating is not a result of genius, unconscious incubation or…