“The rules to me are very very simple: your job is to tell a story; a story has a hero and he or she wants one thing.” David Mamet is a playwright, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Glengarry Glen Ross (link to book), and later adapted […]
As the photo caption notes, “Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it’s not just about inner peace — it’s about getting ahead.” This is from the article: In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career by Noah Shachtman, Wired, 06.18.13. Here are some excerpts: “Chade-Meng Tan […]
Fiona Apple took six years off from performing before releasing her album “Extraordinary Machine.” She says about taking such a long time away from her creative performances: “I realized that after six years of not doing this kind of stuff, it doesn’t define who I am, and I’ll be just fine without it. It’s not […]
Don’t we need to keep practicing, keep learning, keep busy to be creatively productive? A number of psychologists and artists say daydreaming or otherwise “wasting time” is actually a way to enhance creativity. For example, author Barbara Abercrombie writes about working on an essay about her divorce, but not having created an outline or idea […]
While many people may be encouraged to pursue their creativity, many others have had to exercise their courage and go against the values, wishes and advice of parents and friends.
Sandra Tsing Loh is a Caltech graduate in physics and an accomplished w…