The parent of prosperity

Innovation is the child of freedom and the parent of prosperity.

Matt Ridley – How Innovation Works

I finished this in audiobook form today.

Highly recommended as an overview of the impact of innovation and the messy process by which it happens.

More from Matt Ridley:

On Invention vs Innovation

On innovation as gradual (feat. the Wright Brothers)

On innovation as a network phenomenon (Who invented the motorcar?)

I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommended resources...