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Genius in Collaboration

Lately, I’ve been more open about my ideas, more willing to expose their flaws, and the results have been terrific. Another person’s idea can turn my bad idea into a good one, and while it no longer belongs just to me, it’s twice as ready to exist. I realize that I’ve been fundamentally wrong about the makeup of ideas: they’re not heavy stones, that I should be able to lift alone if I’m strong enough; they’re big, awkward boxes, nearly impossible for one to lift, but an easy job for two or more.

Sam Reich, Don’t Be A Genius

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I have made some of these same mistakes. I have been trying to learn to collaborate better.

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