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The Resource Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs, Joshua Wolf Shenk

Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs, Joshua Wolf Shenk

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Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs
Title
Powers of two
Title remainder
finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Title variation
Powers of 2
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recently writers like Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Johnson, and Clay Shirky have sought to explain creativity as the work of lucky, hardworking people or the result of certain qualities of a particular environment or group of people. Joshua Wolf Shenk shows how such notions, as appealing as they are, miss the essence of creativity, which is generated by people working in pairs. From John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Pierre and Marie Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Shenk portrays many of history's most iconic creative duos, drawing on new scientific research and building an argument that will reshape our view of the individual, relationships, and society itself. Along the way, he reveals how pairs begin to talk, think, and even look like each other; how the most successful ones thrive on conflict; why they break up; and more. He also marshals new research that suggests how deeply the notion of pairing influences our psyches: even when we're alone, we're collaborating with the voice inside our head. At once intuitive and deeply surprising, Powers of Two is mind-blowing"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153.3/5
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.S4484 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs, Joshua Wolf Shenk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1549028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 339 pages
Isbn
9780544031593
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014011868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1549028
  • (Sirsi) 1549028
  • (OCoLC)862028901
Label
Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs, Joshua Wolf Shenk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1549028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 339 pages
Isbn
9780544031593
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014011868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1549028
  • (Sirsi) 1549028
  • (OCoLC)862028901

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