“The shortest line between two points is often a dead end” — Malcolm Gladwell

The always quoteable Malcolm Gladwell tackles failure in his latest essay. An excerpt:

Creativity always comes as a surprise to us; therefore we can never count on it and we dare not believe in it until it has happened. In other words, we would not consciously engage upon tasks whose success clearly requires that creativity be forthcoming. Hence, the only way in which we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging the nature of the task, by presenting it to ourselves as more routine, simple, undemanding of genuine creativity than it will turn out to be.

Read the entire piece here.

  • Sarah

    This excerpt is actually a quote from Hirschman

  • David McGuigan

    You can’t scroll the articles unless your mouse is hovering over the width of the content’s panel. Also, really hate the new layout btw, makes the site much less usable. Just MO.

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