The Spirit of Innovation

New Money Review Podcast | 24 February 2020 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anton Howes on innovation and the factors driving the timing and location of the Industrial Revolution. Discusses why Elizabethan England lagged in agriculture and industry; how an ‘improving mentality’ came to England; institutional support for innovation; the role of royal monopolies and early corporations, great exhibitions, world fairs and international competition; and copyrights, patents and innovation.

Anton’s newsletter, Age of Invention, was probably my favourite discovery of the last year or so. His book, Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation will be published 12 May 2020.

Anton Howes on Innovation, Invention, and Britain’s Industrial Revolution

Economics Detective Radio | 3 May 2017 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian of innovation Anton Howes about observations from his dataset of >1,000 British innovators during the Industrial Revolution. Innovation appears to be a mindset, spread between interconnected people developing technologies in industries outside their areas of expertise.