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Why Experts Reject Creativity

“People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking. In 2007, Steve Ballmer, then-CEO of Microsoft, emphatically predicted that Apple’s new phone would fail.”

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The self is moral

“One morning after her accident, a woman I’ll call Kate awoke in a daze. She looked at the man next to her in bed. He resembled her husband, with the same coppery beard and freckles dusted across his shoulders. 10 more words

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You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind

“One morning, in 2000, while I was working as an editor for Henry Holt, a manuscript contained on several compact disks was delivered to my office.”

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The Art of Poetry No. 14, Pablo Neruda

““I have never thought of my life as divided between poetry and politics,” Pablo Neruda said in his September 30, 1969, acceptance speech as the Chilean Communist Party candidate for the presidency.”

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Brilliant impersonators

“Imitation might be a form of flattery, but it is also a good way to end up in legal trouble. More than 6,000 lawsuits over patent infringements were filed in the United States last year.”

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Why would someone steal the world’s rarest water lily?

“The Princess of Wales Conservatory is what staff at Kew Gardens call a honeypot.”

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