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The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (edició 2015)

de Sarah Lewis (Autor)

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Looks at creativity and mastery in the arts, science, and business, as well as the sometimes surprising ways that they are achieved through serendipity, failure, simple determination, and hard work."It is one of the enduring enigmas of the human experience: many of our most iconic, creative endeavors--from Nobel Prize-winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts--are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise--a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit--makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery. This exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of creative human endeavor.The Rise begins with narratives about figures past and present who range from writers to entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F. B. Morse, and J. K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, Arctic explorer Ben Saunders, and psychology professor Angela Duckworth. The Rise explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas--the power of surrender for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the propulsion of the near win on the road to mastery, and the importance of grit and creative practice." -- Publisher's description.… (més)
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Títol:The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
Autors:Sarah Lewis (Autor)
Informació:Simon & Schuster (2015), Edition: Reprint, 272 pages
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I wasn't in quite the right mood for this book (I've already been chewing on a lot of these ideas, and I really don't get into dance, which made up a good bit of the mastery discussion and took me back to a very uncomfortable ADF I attended in the early aughts), but I appreciate what Lewis is doing here. I also really like the concept of "nimble grit," the idea that persistence is incredibly valuable, but so is knowing when to pivot. ( )
  ImperfectCJ | May 13, 2022 |
This book couldn't have come at a better time in my life. It is strength for the journey for all creative people. "My barn having burned down / I can now see the moon" - Mizuta Masahide ( )
  allriledup | Aug 11, 2018 |
Sarah Lewis draws from examples across history and integrates evidence from research to illustrate how failure and resilience are necessary for mastery and creativity. Although the underlying premise is relative straightforward, the stories are fascinating, adding layers to Lewis's argument. ( )
  porch_reader | Apr 23, 2016 |
Impeccably researched but a little overly academic for my taste. Such great quotes and interesting facts here, I'll recommend it to a certain reader (phi beta kappa would LOVE the arts chapter) but the narrative was too loosely strung to be especially compelling. I got my copy via a first reads giveaway ( )
  Jackie_Sassa | Nov 20, 2015 |
A very well composed and immaculately researched book about the multifaceted object that is mastery. While her background is in art and art history, Sarah Lewis does a magnificent job of explaining Man's need for mastery, over his art, himself, his intellect, his curiosity has driven people to extraordinary lengths towards the extreme in human endeavor. It is not perfection, for no thing can ever be perfect, once man assumes what he has done is perfect then renewal, progress, and mastery stops. Lewis' thesis is that mastery moves beyond the artificial perfection.

The story starts innocuously enough with the Columbia University archery team. Why does anyone wish to pursue something as unrewarding and difficult as archery in this day and age. She proceeds to present their case and raises the curtain on these human's needs to be a master of their craft. She proceeds through to the pain of failure, of public rebuke and humiliation, all essential elements of moving us towards mastery, for nothing ever gets accomplished without failure, consistent and painful failure. She also takes on the very contemporary but very hot topic of grit,as a key component of success and how grit can be both invigorating and debilitating, depending on how one is able or not able to parse the grit and how one is guides towards a healthy relationship with grit.

Lewis has a writing style and knowledge that easily guides us along movingly, as the narrative is seemingly bogging down, her prose and her voice cajoles us along, promising us that there is indeed a nobility to this quest for mastery. She takes us to disparate arenas as sport, painting, dance, jazz, physics, arctic exploration, telephony, amongst others to make her points. She is able to pull the essential points of the lessons from the seemingly discordant subject matters and bring it all together nicely. She is quiet in her assertions and her conclusions, but make no mistake, she is as assertive as a raging bull in her conclusions.

I found the book to be refreshing and just the right elixir for a wandering mind, thinking about excellence in what I do. Indeed it was a refreshing read because it accomplished two things: it challenged some notions and it invigorated my reading brains by the prose. ( )
  pw0327 | Dec 26, 2014 |
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Looks at creativity and mastery in the arts, science, and business, as well as the sometimes surprising ways that they are achieved through serendipity, failure, simple determination, and hard work."It is one of the enduring enigmas of the human experience: many of our most iconic, creative endeavors--from Nobel Prize-winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts--are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise--a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit--makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery. This exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of creative human endeavor.The Rise begins with narratives about figures past and present who range from writers to entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F. B. Morse, and J. K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, Arctic explorer Ben Saunders, and psychology professor Angela Duckworth. The Rise explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas--the power of surrender for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the propulsion of the near win on the road to mastery, and the importance of grit and creative practice." -- Publisher's description.

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