The Rise

The Rise

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

Book - 2014 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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Looks at creativity and mastery in the arts, science, and business, as well as the sometimes surprising ways that they are achieved through serendipity, failure, simple determination, and hard work.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451629231
1451629230
9781451629248
1451629249
9781451629255
Characteristics: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

Back-turned paintings and sheeted sculptures are often how artists give their process amnesty from premature critique. They create safe havens for good reason, sometimes to preserve innovation. Innovative ideas, after all, are often so counterintuitive that they can, at first, look like failure.
We make discoveries, breakthroughs, and inventions in part because we are free enough to take risks, and fail if necessary. Private spaces are often where we extract the gains from attempts and misses.

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

the cost of success is that it can block our ability to see when what has worked well in the past might not any longer

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

Franklin [Leonard] was facing what he felt was the one thing worse than reading a morass of terrible scripts: another family getaway where he would face questions about his meandering path. It started when he survived a car crash that altered the course of his life. He had one thought on his mind now: You get one go around. A rigid model of success that stipulated being either a doctor or a lawyer had been ingrained in him since childhood. His mantra became, “Life is short. If I don’t enjoy it, I just have to find something else.”

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

A paradox of innovation and mastery is that breakthroughs often occur when you start down a road, but wander off for a ways and pretend as if you have just begun.

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

directed teaching is important, but learning that comes from play and spontaneous discovery is critical. Endurance is best sustained through periodic play.

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

Grit is connected to how we respond to so-called failure, about whether we see it as a comment on our identity or merely as information that may help us improve.

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andreareads
Sep 27, 2017

Inventions come from those who can view a familiar set of variables from a radical perspective and see new possibilities. Creative practice is one of the most effective teachers of the spry movement of this perspective shift.

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donna_james
Dec 22, 2015

Reviewed in the NYT Book
Review on Sunday, April 6, 2014

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JudithMayanja
May 14, 2014

Almost a poetic meditation on the inner elements and experience of failing and the rise that comes from it. I found it an extremely helpful book since many in the culture hide their experience of failure making it almost a thing of shame. She dares to bring it to the light!!!

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