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February 2012

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IngelsI’ve been reading about two people who broke with tradition in their professions: architecture and business.

One is British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, who oversees more than 200 companies that he built largely from personal conviction and intuition. As far as I can tell, he bypassed the ordinary routes of doing market research and following the money.… Read the rest

What Drives Artists?

Pepper“Give it up. You lack the fire.” Those discouraging words came from a piano virtuoso to a young prodigy, when his mother brought him to the master for an expert opinion.

Years later the boy became a successful concert artist himself and returned to the master.… Read the rest