Dylan’s complex creative process is unique among contemporary singer-songwriters.
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Because Dylan draws from songs from the past, he has been accused of plagiarism. But this view has been colored by a distorted understanding of the creative process.
The romantic image of the writer doesn’t do justice to the tedious reality of churning out words, one after another.
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Since the earliest days of the written word, students and scholars have pleaded for help from higher powers, a sure sign that writing and frustration always have – and always will – go hand in hand.
By encouraging random encounters and free-flowing conversation, coffee shops are engines of innovation.
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By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt ‘a-ha’ moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.
During their 1962 residency at Hamburg’s Star-Club, the Beatles had the opportunity of a lifetime: opening for Little Richard.
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When a 14-year-old Paul McCartney watched Little Richard in the hit film ‘The Girl Can’t Help It,’ he couldn’t have imagined that the two would one day take the stage together.
Eddie Jones and the England rugby team in training at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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How sports coaches can inspire their team to defy the odds and win.
Preliminary drawing of title page for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (New York: Harper & Row, 1963), 26:7, The Maurice Sendak Collection.
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The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but science demands inspiration too.
A kingfisher’s beak inspired the design of high-speed trains in Japan, through the process of ‘biomimicry,’ or human imitation of nature.
From kingfishers to dandelion seeds and bone tissue, natural organisms are the source of many radical human innovations in technology and medicine.
Here’s how to make a happy workplace during year-end assessments.
You go girl.
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The first lady effect: inspirational.
Meryl Streep as amateur soprano singer Florence Foster Jenkins…should we celebrate ambition over talent?
Films about incompetent, inspirational flops are popular at present. These strange heroes embody the mantra of our self-help culture: never give up and embrace willpower over talent.
When we speak of writer’s block, we may actually be talking about a ‘creation block’.
The dreaded blank page haunts every writer. But what happens in your brain when you run dry? And, more importantly, what – if anything – can be done about it?
One of the many quotes from Maya Angelou that people are sharing on this day of her home coming is: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will…