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February 8, 2017 - 4:28 pm
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Years ago, while browsing in Strand bookstore on Broadway, I came across “A Technique for Producing Ideas” by James Webb Young. This little book helped articulate the creative process for me, and, in its own clever way, boosted my

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December 22, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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The Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time-Grammy-award-winning gospel group, has performed for three administrations at the White House and for enthusiastic audiences all over the world. I recently heard an NPR interview with Ricky McKinnie, a singer and drummer

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November 30, 2016 - 4:01 pm
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Several years ago, nutritionist Jerry Sternin came up with a way to reduce malnutrition in Vietnam. And he did it with one simple question. Sternin searched out a few villagers whose children seemed better nourished than other Vietnamese kids

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, second from left, works with defensive backs B.J. Scott (1) and  Dre Kirkpatrick (21) during NCAA college football practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
October 26, 2016 - 10:16 am
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Nick Saban and his University of Alabama teams have won four national championships, and he once appeared on a Forbes magazine cover as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports.” A couple of months ago, I attended an Alabama practice

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October 19, 2016 - 2:16 pm
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When Christa Quarles became OpenTable’s CEO last year, she quickly realized her teams were trying to perfect ideas and projects before showing them to her. “They would waste a ton of time trying to get it perfect,” she told