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How College Kills Creativity; Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

Rene Burri, Magnum PHotos

What does the life of a highly creative figure like Henri Cartier-Bresson, pictured here in 1959, tell us about the nature of genius?
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Jean-Paul Sartre said that the greatest gift a father can give his son is to die early. Sartre's remark, though harsh, isn't implausible. In a new book, Sudden Genius: The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs (Oxford University Press), Andrew...

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