… in his new book, Powers of Two … [Joshua Wolf Shenck] argues that creativity is most commonly the result of two people interacting in a variety of ways: complementary collaboration, mutual inspiration, creative rivalry, whatever you want to call it.
For me, creativity is all about trying to move forward, in relationships, jobs, finance – everything.
It is said that most creative careers… have a roughly ten-year ascendancy, when the artist produces their great work… there are three things every creative person should remember when attempting to lengthen their career:
1. Never become a cynic. Cynicism is the death of creativity.
2. Remove the headphones. By walking around in a digital cocoon, you push the world away.
3. Always mix with the best.