The Myth Of The Lone Genius and The Power Of Partnership, with Joshua Wolf Shenk

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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science.
Joshua Wolf Shenk uses science, fascinating true stories of creative partnerships, and historical evidence to dispel the myth of the lone genius and show that creativity is not the work of an individual mind. It is, in fact, a social activity, and two people, working together, are truly "greater than the sum of their parts." Join us tonight to find out what it takes to be a creative partner -- and in turn, how to be far more than you can be alone.
Shenk's book we'll be discussing is Powers Of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.
Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sunday, 7-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 10-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.
Buy my highly practical "science-help" book on the practices of transforming to live with confidence, Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin's Griffin, 2018).

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