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Creativity

The key to your next breakthrough idea

Drew Dernavich is one of the best cartoonists of all time. In 2006, he was selected the country’s top magazine cartoonist and awarded the National Cartoonists Society award. Back in the day, before cartoonists started making digital sketches, Dernavich was drawing cartoons the old-fashioned way—with a sharpie and paper. A …

You should be procrastinating more

I recently started writing my next book. I’m not ready to share the details just yet, but I am ready to share with you a strategy that I use to bring out my best work. It’s called procrastination. By that, I don’t mean the type of procrastination where you decide …

Let’s stop asking this question

Osmosis is the process by which molecules pass through a semipermeable membrane in order to balance concentrations.  I was pacing back and forth in my tiny room, memorizing one concept after the next for my high school biology exam. Pacing put me in a trance of sorts, allowing the semipermeable …

The problem with deliberate practice

Peter was tired of playing the electric guitar. His band had been on tour for 10 years. He had been strumming the same melodies on the same instrument for a decade. So he traded his electric guitar for an acoustic mandolin, an instrument he had never played. He set up …

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