1. A necessary precursor to eventual success.
Ben Shaffer, designer of the Nike Flyknit, has three rules: incubate, instigate, and build, build, build.
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What Apple, Southwest Airlines, and Stefan Sagmeister know: When everyone else zigs, you zag.
To defeat the troll we must understand the troll. Lesson one: never feed a troll.
By Paul Jun
Act on your principles, not your moods. How the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help us smash creative blocks and do our best work.
How to embrace your extroverted side and learn how to market your work without feeling like a used car salesman.
By Janet Choi
What happens when persistence gets curdled by perfectionism? A look at how The Boss, Franz Kafka, Woody Allen, and Darwin faced their artistic demons and published.
By Jocelyn K. Glei
We don’t know our boundaries if we never test them.
By John Caddell
Could self-delusion be the best invention ever? If it makes you take action on your idea, the answer just might be yes.
First you hate the plateau, then you get used to the plateau, and finally, you need the plateau.
By Walter Chen