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The 10 Stages of the Creative Process
The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

Listen to your hunches, sponge up ideas, let them marinate, and know when you’re done.

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David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman
David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman

“A leader’s real ‘authority’ is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”

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The Dot and the Line: A Quirky Vintage Love Story in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster, Animated by Chuck Jones
The Dot and the Line: A Quirky Vintage Love Story in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster, Animated by Chuck Jones

“Moral: The vector belongs to the spoils.”

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Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing
Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

A rare marriage of sports and fashion through mid-century graphic design.

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Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us
Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us

“Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself.”

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William Blake’s Mesmerizing Illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost
William Blake’s Mesmerizing Illustrations for John Milton’s Paradise Lost

Aesthetic rapture between heaven and hell.

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