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Powers of Two - Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Joshua Wolf Shenk

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success. Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry." Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, Shenk draws on new scientific research and builds an argument for the social foundations of creativity—and the pair as its primary embodiment. 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; and why some pairs flame out while others endure. When it comes to shaping the culture, Shenk argues, two is the magic number, not just because of the dyads behind everything from South Park to the American Civil Rights movement to Starry Night, but because of the nature of creative thinking. Even when we're alone, we are in a sense "collaborating" with a voice inside our head. At once intuitive and surprising, Powers of Two will change the way we think about innovation.

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success. Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry." Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, Shenk draws on new scientific research and builds an argument for the social foundations of creativity—and the pair as its primary embodiment. 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; and why some pairs flame out while others endure. When it comes to shaping the culture, Shenk argues, two is the magic number, not just because of the dyads behind everything from South Park to the American Civil Rights movement to Starry Night, but because of the nature of creative thinking. Even when we're alone, we are in a sense "collaborating" with a voice inside our head. At once intuitive and surprising, Powers of Two will change the way we think about innovation.
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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success. Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry." Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, Shenk draws on new scientific research and builds an argument for the social foundations of creativity—and the pair as its primary embodiment. 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; and why some pairs flame out while others endure. When it comes to shaping the culture, Shenk argues, two is the magic number, not just because of the dyads behind everything from South Park to the American Civil Rights movement to Starry Night, but because of the nature of creative thinking. Even when we're alone, we are in a sense "collaborating" with a voice inside our head. At once intuitive and surprising, Powers of Two will change the way we think about innovation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Garman

Length:

11h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

35:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

32:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:06