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Four years ago, I was gathered around a campfire with a few friends, and I told my buddy Alex that I wanted to be a writer someday. …

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Ever since I got burned by not candidly sharing feedback earlier in my career, I’ve become obsessed with the science and art of giving feedback. I’ve consumed numerous books and articles about the topic, and even personally taught several classes on feedback as I’ve learned more.

Here are the seven…

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“What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original.” -Austin Kleon

About three years ago, I started to notice Austin Kleon’s name everywhere I looked. He popped up in books, articles, and websites. …

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Have you noticed that many of the most creative people in the world have numerous passions and interests? They’re not isolated on a solitary little island of music or dance or painting — they’re involved in numerous creative streams that feed each other.

Think of Lin-Manuel Miranda applying his love…


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Amy Tan wrote the runaway bestseller The Joy Luck Club, which reportedly sold over three million copies.

Then Tan followed up that book with five more bestselling novels, along with several nonfiction books and children’s books. Tan recently shared her writing secrets in a MasterClass about fiction and imagination.


Back cover of my book “The Culture Code” by Daniel Coyle. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Have you ever run into a situation where you want to locate a specific idea or quote from a book you’ve read, but you can’t find it anywhere?

I used to run into that problem constantly. I’d read an awesome quote or story, but when I tried to find it…

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I’ve found a number of mistakes in articles written by my favorite authors — Ryan Holiday, Tim Denning, Shaunta Grimes, Tom Kuegler, you name it.

For years, every time I found a grammatical error or misspelled word, I was shocked. …

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