One comment on “Thoughts by the other Steve on solitude and creativity

  1. This is an important point. My job is in architecture, which is a very artistic profession. I find the least sensitive architects feel the best designs are born in groups. In brain-storming sessions.

    While I agree that collaboration can help an idea evolve, I do not believe the group is where an idea starts. When we work in groups, we tend towards consensus, even though it doesn’t yield the most creative solutions. Successful designs have a strong narrative focus, they are the product of a single mind.

    A team can serve other, useful functions. But it’s not where the magic begins.

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