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Creativity

To change your reality, do this.

It feels like I’m in a 2020 version of Groundhog Day. If you haven’t seen it, the movie is about a grumpy TV weatherman (played by Bill Murray) covering the famous Groundhog Day festivities in a small Pennsylvania town. He gets stuck in a time loop, repeatedly reliving the same …

Why less is better than more

I was in the studio last week to record the audiobook version of my forthcoming book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist. The full audiobook will be about 8 hours long, but I was scheduled for 4 full days in the studio. I didn’t ask any questions about the seeming disparity, …

2 reasons why businesses destroy creativity (and what to do about it)

We’ve all heard the story of the lone genius. Steve Jobs building the first Apple computer in the garage of his family home. Albert Einstein toiling away at his thought experiments as a Swiss patent clerk. Thomas Edison tinkering with prototypes to create the perfect incandescent lamp. It makes for …

Make a mistake? Here’s what to do.

As a young boy growing up in Istanbul, my vision of America was put together from an eclectic set of American TV shows selected for translation to Turkish. America’s ambassadors to Turkey included Cousin Larry in Perfect Strangers, the Tanner family in ALF, and Al Bundy in Married with Children …

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