Transcend Business vs Life

via Mark Suster:

I have observed that many who transcend business vs. life tend to be more successful. I am always reminded of that old saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” People who break down these barriers form longer-lasting and more impactful business and personal relationships.

There are a few significant blog posts linked within Mark’s post here that must be read and watched, especially this one.

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Creative People are a Paradox

via Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:

I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude.

“Contradictory extremes,” eh? Here’s the interesting list:

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