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Several Short Sentences About Writing
Several Short Sentences About Writing

“You can say smart, interesting, complicated things using short sentences. How long is a good idea?”

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The Role of “Ripeness” in Creativity and Discovery: Arthur Koestler’s Seminal 1964 Theory of the Creative Process
The Role of “Ripeness” in Creativity and Discovery: Arthur Koestler’s Seminal 1964 Theory of the Creative Process

“The Latin verb ‘cogito’ for ‘to think’ etymologically means ‘to shake together.'”

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Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant
Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant

“It turns out that once you start increasing the emotional energy of inanimate objects, an unpredictable chain reaction is set off.”

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Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”
Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”

Biochemistry and the self-reinforcing upward spiral of winning.

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Creative Evolution: French Philosopher Henri Bergson on Intuition vs. the Intellect
Creative Evolution: French Philosopher Henri Bergson on Intuition vs. the Intellect

“That which is instinctive in instinct cannot be expressed in terms of intelligence, nor, consequently, can it be analyzed.”

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The Wisdom of Crowds
The Wisdom of Crowds

“Under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them.”

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