Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft Research founder, in The New Yorker

This week’s The New Yorker issue is focused on invention and there is a really fun read on Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures, dinosaurs, Alexander Graham Bell and more called In the Air.

Having been on the nosy Lake Washington cruise which goes by his house, Gates’ and others, it was funny to read his wife describe their house as “the place in the sci-fi movie where the aliens live”.

The article is focused on the process of invention and highlights some of the amazing brainstorming sessions that Myhrvold has with IV participants (including Bill Gates) who’s goal is to patent 1000 new inventions a year. They are at about 500 /year now, dealing with everyting from medicine to nuclear fision.

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