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But the big ideas seem mainly to consist in acquiring new skills – like boxing and baking – and flexing the imagination muscle

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery Adam Gopnik

Riverrun, pp.288, 20

The Imagination Muscle: Where Good Ideas Come From (And How to Have More of Them) Albert Read

Constable, pp.304, 20

People just love books about creativity and the imagination and how to be better or smarter or more efficient. And when I say people, I mean me. I am ripe, frankly, for wholesale improvement and upgrade, right across the board – physically, emotionally and spiritually, you name it. I want to know, Molesworth-like, How to be Topp.

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