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On Writing

Do Deadlines Kill Creativity?

Do deadlines make you more creative? Marketplace commentator Teresa Amabile, a professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, doesn’t think so. According to her research, professionals are 45% less likely to “come up with a new idea or solve a […]

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On Writing

How to Achieve Goals as a Deadline Junky

Like many self-identified ?creative? people, I?ve got tremendous issues with maintaining focus, shabby impulse control and a zeal for over-committing my time. Oh, and I?m a junky. A deadline junky. To clarify, I?m not addicted to having a deadline ? due dates are proven productivity tools, which I applaud. Overachievers love beating them (?on the […]

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Culture Lifestyle

Lessons in Linkbait: 7 Things Sonoma Has in Common with a Unicorn

Because I’ve relinquished all private information about myself to the faceless confessional of Facebook’s privacy policy, the social network can ascertain with relative certainty what sort of online advertising might appeal to me. Me being someone identified as a 25-to-40-year-old, married media professional who lives in Northern California, born under the sign of Cancer, with […]