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Here are some of my best articles :


Art and Literature :

Carry a Pocket Notebook

Arm Yourself With Knowledge 

The Ultimate Goal in Creating Work

The Best Art is Impersonal 

Returning to the Inner Child 

The Dangerous End of Literature 

Confronting the Effects of Creativity and Invention 

Where Good Art Comes From 

Exploring Music as Literature 


Marketing :

Grand Innovations (PDF)

Connecting With an Audience 


Philosophy and History :

Invest in Your Inner Life 

Distant Mentors

How Art Shapes History

Gandhi on Love and Anger


Music :

Madness in the Modern World

Absence in the Modern World 

The Making of an Album : A Story of Tragedy and Triumph 


Tales of Mastery :

Bob Dylan 

Steve Jobs 

John Frusciante