[FoRK] [FoSDW] The Myth of Prodigy and Why it Matters

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 10:33:04 PDT 2011


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Geege

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Aaron Burt <aaron at bavariati.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:39:33AM -0700, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> > Don't forget the fourth leg of the stool: Creativity.  True
> > creativity is a threat.
>
> Legs so far: Work, Learning, Execution, Creativity.  I would add "Luck".
> A stool only needs 3 legs.  I suspect that success is the same.
>
> > http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110903142411.htm
>
> Great link!  Of course, every crackpot and dreamer already knows that. :)
>
> > There was an article from 20 years ago that I'm not even going to
> > try to find about how creative people have just as many bad ideas as
> > good ones, but the difference why they are successful is the raw
> > quantity of ideas where some of them take root.
>
> "Winston has a hundred ideas a day, of which four are good ideas"
>  -- FDR
>
> Which reminds me, time to start playing with startup ideas again...
>
> A "I write down the good ones" B
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