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“Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Walter Isaacson: Part Two

Calling himself “an old-time believer in democracy,” he again made clear that his socialist sentiments did not make him sympathetic to Soviet-style controls. “All true democrats must stand guard lest the old class tyranny of the Right be replaced by … Continue reading

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“Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Walter Isaacson: Part One

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein 1930 Einstein offered her a deal. He would win the Nobel prize someday, he said; if she gave him a divorce, he would give … Continue reading

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“How We Learn” by Benedict Carey

Distractions can aid learning. Napping does, too. Quitting before a project is done: not all bad, as an almost done project lingers in memory far longer than one that is completed. Taking a test on a subject before you know … Continue reading

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“The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought” by Vivian Giang

Stumbled across this article on Fast Company. Here is the original article. It reminded me of many of the merits associated with downtime and daydreaming. Understanding that the brain processes so much information and continues to search for solutions to … Continue reading

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“Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull

Large organizations, at least in my experience, become rigid and set in their ways. It’s not that they don’t want to be creative, but the bureaucracy makes it so difficult for creatives or others with good ideas to affect meaningful … Continue reading

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