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June 11, 2008

The longer someone works in isolation, the greater the likelihood that what they produce won't be what is needed from them.

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Camus' story, "The Artist at Work," explores isolation vs fame. Focus often requires isolation, but recognition or companionship is also necessary... and we're not sure of the exact recipe for accomplishment... but we know its a little of this and a little of that.

Posted by: catmistake | Jun 14, 2008 1:09:29 AM

Same could be said for organizations?

There's another quote I've heard and sited (here paraphrased), which relates: "Companies with more than a hundred people create so much internal work that they no longer need contact the outside world" --Unk. Early century context, I recall.

Seems mainly a matter of balances between creative isolation and exposure to the larger world of ideas, and opportunities.

Posted by: | Jul 5, 2008 8:34:21 AM

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