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    • Powers of Two

    • Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
    • By: Joshua Wolf Shenk
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success. Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos - from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie, to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak - Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry". Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, Shenk draws on new scientific research and builds an argument for the social foundations of creativity - and the pair as its primary embodiment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book, hated the language.

    • By Nate on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lincoln's Melancholy

    • How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness
    • By: Joshua Wolf Shenk
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Drawing on a wealth of his own research and the work of other Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed his depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found the solace and tactics he needed to deal with the nation's worst crisis in the "coping strategies" he developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lincoln was depressed - who knew?

    • By Scott on 06-22-08

    Regular price: $25.87