Creative Kryptonite and the Death of Productivity

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Creative Kryptonite and the Death of Productivity

Great work, brilliant ideas, extraordinary art requires space. Time away. Room to process, synthesize, allow connections between seemingly disparate parts to effervesce out of the ether of the mind. Genius is the offspring of the in-between. But, increasingly, technology is removing the in-between. We don’t just walk in contemplation, we walk, talk and type. We don’t just […]

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The Line Between Persuasion and Manipulation

Not too long ago I was at a small gathering of friends (yes, I really have some…well, okay, one). There were a handful of us, some of them I knew and another handful of people I’d never met before. I eventually circled around to one conversation with a new friend. We were talking about a […]

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Research: Porn Improves Test Scores. Geeks Delight!

Our brains are odd little creatures… If I told you, for example that thinking about love makes you dumb, but creative, while thinking about sex makes you smart, but small-minded, you’d probably think I’d lost one too many marbles. But, a recent study led by psychologist Jens Forster at the University of Amsterdam and reported […]

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