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Reads from June 2012

Christoph Niemann: Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design
Christoph Niemann: Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design

Inside the mind of one of today’s finest visual communicators.

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French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How the Inventor’s Mind Works, 1908
French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How the Inventor’s Mind Works, 1908

Why to create is to choose the right combinations.

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Legendary Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Aphorisms on Education and Learning
Legendary Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Aphorisms on Education and Learning

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

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Cargo Cult Science: Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity
Cargo Cult Science: Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Graduation Address on Integrity

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself.”

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Dorothy Parker Obituary, 1967
Dorothy Parker Obituary, 1967

Treasure-hunting for literary history gems in second-hand books.

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The Art of Coffee: A Mad Men Era Short Film
The Art of Coffee: A Mad Men Era Short Film

“Success lies in a single word: Care.”

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Summer Reading List 2012: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine
Summer Reading List 2012: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine

The science of creativity, the creativity of science, and what your internal clock has to do with Saudi Arabia.

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Queen Victoria’s Little-Known Art
Queen Victoria’s Little-Known Art

An unprecedented look at the private journals of Britain’s longest-ruling monarch.

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Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview
Ray Bradbury on Space, Education, and Our Obligation to Future Generations: A Rare 2003 Interview

“Anything that puts a sense of the miraculous in you… Anything that makes you feel alive is good.”

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Remembering Ray Bradbury with 11 Timeless Quotes on Joy, Failure, Writing, Creativity, and Purpose
Remembering Ray Bradbury with 11 Timeless Quotes on Joy, Failure, Writing, Creativity, and Purpose

The literary hero in his own words.

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