AbeW writes "We visited TEDx Brussels and talked with speakers and organisers. For me, this quote stood out: Bringing a lot of people together around these talks on a varied array of subjects induces "innovation by aggregation". So I ask you: does it really work this way?" Link to Original Source
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.