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John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship
John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship

“You make relationships. One at a time. With the same painstaking attention to craft that you knew as a maker.”

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The Universal Traveler: A Vintage Guide to Creative Problem-Solving
The Universal Traveler: A Vintage Guide to Creative Problem-Solving

Navigating the “tourist traps” of creativity, or how to finally reconcile ideation and evaluation.

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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes.

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The Ascent of Money: A PBS Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A PBS Financial History of the World

Renaissance royalty, Oriental math, and why financial history is the essential backstory behind all history.

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Game Frame: Bringing Game Mechanics to Work
Game Frame: Bringing Game Mechanics to Work

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Steve Jobs and NeXT: Rare PBS Documentary circa 1986
Steve Jobs and NeXT: Rare PBS Documentary circa 1986

A startup sentiment sandwich from the master chef, or why “reality distortion” helps sales but hurts design.

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I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words via 200 Quotes
I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words via 200 Quotes

A first-hand tour of the heart and mind of one of our era’s greatest visionaries, culled from 30 years of wisdom.

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Anything You Want: Derek Sivers on the Secrets of Entrepreneurship
Anything You Want: Derek Sivers on the Secrets of Entrepreneurship

Why not to trust futurists, or what the entrepreneurial power of empathy has to do with the art of letting go.

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Little Bets: A New Theory of Creativity and Innovation
Little Bets: A New Theory of Creativity and Innovation

What Chris Rock has to do with Steve Jobs, Stanford and the secret of cross-disciplinary creativity.

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Scott Belsky on How to Avoid Idea Plateaus
Scott Belsky on How to Avoid Idea Plateaus

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