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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
Finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
All of us have experienced creative connection, and glimpsed its power. Yet, for centuries, the myth of the lone genius has obscured the critical story of the power of collaboration. In Powers of Two, Joshua Wolf Shenk argues that creative pairs are the exemplars for innovation. Drawing on years of research on great partnerships in history - from Lennon and McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie, plus hundreds more in fields including literature, popular culture, art and business - Shenk identifies the common journey pairs take from the spark of initial connection, through the passage to a cognitive 'joint identity' to competition and the struggle for power. Using scientific and psychological insights, he uncovers new truths about epic duos - and sheds new light on the genesis of some of the greatest creative work in history. He reveals hidden partnerships among people known only for their individual work (like C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien), and even 'adversarial collaborations' among those who are out to beat each other. This revelatory and lyrical book will make us see creative exchange as the central terrain of our psyches
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DLC
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Shenk, Joshua Wolf
Dewey number
153.35
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teams in the workplace
  • Artistic collaboration
  • Creative ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Couples
Target audience
general
Label
Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs, Joshua Wolf Shenk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Jokestein and Structureberg : the liquid and the container
  • Inspiration and perspiration : the dreamer and the doer
  • Turn-taking : generators and resonators
  • "Everything's the opposite" : the psychology of dialectics
  • The "other" of the psyche : the dialogue of creative thinking
  • Distance. Creative monks and Siamese twins : the extremes of distance
  • "Somehow we also kept surprising each other" : the varieties of distance
  • "Desire for that which is missing" : the erotics of distance
  • The infinite game. My most intimate enemy : creative foils
  • Luke Skywalker and Han Solo : creative pairs and coopetition
  • Meeting. "You remind me of Charlie Munger" : matchups and magnet places
  • "We all want the hand" : power clarity and power fluidity
  • "I love to scrap with Orv" : conflict
  • Varieties of alphas and betas : the Hitchcock paradox
  • "What about McCartney-Lennon?" : the dance of power
  • Interruption. "Listen, this is too crazy..." : stumbles
  • The paradox of success : wedges
  • Failure to repair : why did Lennon-McCartney split?
  • The never endings : Did Lennon-McCartney ever split?
  • Barton Fink at the Standard Hotel
  • Identical twins from the ends of the earth : the convergence of homophily and heterophily
  • "Like two young bear cubs" : the varieties of electric experience
  • Confluence. Presence --> confidence --> trust : the stages of confluence
  • The turn of faith : the final stage
  • "Everybody just get the fuck out" : the psychology of "we"
  • "No power in heaven, hell or earth" : creative marriage
  • Dialectics. In the spotlight (in the shadows) : the star and the director
Control code
000053330225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 339 pages
Isbn
9781848545922
Lccn
2014011868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP10358356
System control number
(OCoLC)883870403
Label
Powers of two : finding the essence of innovation in creative pairs, Joshua Wolf Shenk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Jokestein and Structureberg : the liquid and the container
  • Inspiration and perspiration : the dreamer and the doer
  • Turn-taking : generators and resonators
  • "Everything's the opposite" : the psychology of dialectics
  • The "other" of the psyche : the dialogue of creative thinking
  • Distance. Creative monks and Siamese twins : the extremes of distance
  • "Somehow we also kept surprising each other" : the varieties of distance
  • "Desire for that which is missing" : the erotics of distance
  • The infinite game. My most intimate enemy : creative foils
  • Luke Skywalker and Han Solo : creative pairs and coopetition
  • Meeting. "You remind me of Charlie Munger" : matchups and magnet places
  • "We all want the hand" : power clarity and power fluidity
  • "I love to scrap with Orv" : conflict
  • Varieties of alphas and betas : the Hitchcock paradox
  • "What about McCartney-Lennon?" : the dance of power
  • Interruption. "Listen, this is too crazy..." : stumbles
  • The paradox of success : wedges
  • Failure to repair : why did Lennon-McCartney split?
  • The never endings : Did Lennon-McCartney ever split?
  • Barton Fink at the Standard Hotel
  • Identical twins from the ends of the earth : the convergence of homophily and heterophily
  • "Like two young bear cubs" : the varieties of electric experience
  • Confluence. Presence --> confidence --> trust : the stages of confluence
  • The turn of faith : the final stage
  • "Everybody just get the fuck out" : the psychology of "we"
  • "No power in heaven, hell or earth" : creative marriage
  • Dialectics. In the spotlight (in the shadows) : the star and the director
Control code
000053330225
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 339 pages
Isbn
9781848545922
Lccn
2014011868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP10358356
System control number
(OCoLC)883870403

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