I'm a night owl. I typically spend my twilight hours in deep thought. Sometimes it's about work, other times it's about side projects, or the wedding. The question I keep asking myself, no matter what it is I'm thinking about, is the same: "What's the big idea?"
According to Joshua Wolf Shenk's new book (my current read), Powers of Two, the big idea may be me just getting out of my own head and finding my other creative half:
Shenk goes on to say that he found that there are a few types of creative pairs:
- Known: Creative pairs in which both become famous (Ex: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak).
- Hidden: Where one partner becomes famous while the other fades into the background (Ex: Vincent Van Gogh's brother, Theo; Ronald Wayne, the third co-founder of Apple who bailed out early).
- Rivalries: Where your creative partner is also your competition, not necessarily directly working together, but pushing one another to excel (Ex: Ann Landers and Dear Abby; C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien).
So, will I be getting more sleep? Probably not. But, I could use a thinkin' buddy. Interested?