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Two Is the Magic Number: A new science of creativity

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“What makes creative relationships work? How do two people—who may be perfectly capable and talented on their own—explode into innovation, discovery, and brilliance when working together?

“These may seem to be obvious questions. Collaboration yields so much of what is novel, useful, and beautiful that it's natural to try to understand it. Yet looking at achievement through relationships is a new, and even radical, idea. For hundreds of years, science and culture have focused on the self.” -Joshua Wolf Shenk

Listen in to learn what the inter-subjective field is (the space between people) and what elements need to be present to activate the inherent potential & amazing creativity available between us.

>Find out:
  • What gets in the way of deep connection with another?
  • What is chemistry & how does it operate in our relationships?

Joshua Wolf Shenk,is an essayist, author, and creative strategist based in New York City. He is the author of Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). The book was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Shenk's current project is a study on creative pairs, which kicked off on September 7, 2010 with a series on Slate.com. You can find out more about Shenk and his current projects on his Facebook page.