The Big Thing, Phyllis Korkki
Phyllis Korkki

The Big Thing

285 printed pages
A New York Times business journalist explains why it’s important for people to pursue big creative projects, and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion—including her own experience writing this book.
Whether it’s the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a Big Thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work, can be daunting. In The Big Thing, New York Times business writer and editor Phyllis Korkki combines real-life stories, science, and insights from her own experience to illuminate the factors that drive people to complete big creative projects—and the obstacles that threaten to derail success.
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XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXhas quoted3 months ago
Each person who works on a Big Thing experiences limits that can be accepted and also harnessed
Margarita Minasyan
Margarita Minasyanhas quoted3 months ago
Big Things aren’t decided by employers or clients. They come from deep inside us, and reflect our personal talents, values, and points of view. They are a way for us to order our experience, and to connect and amplify the moments of our lives. But too often they remain obscured by the demands and distractions of everyday life, and by fears of failure.
Александр Нечаев
Александр Нечаевhas quoted6 months ago
Sometimes people end up in Molitor’s office because they experience a rejection of their Big Thing—say, a publisher turns down a book proposal or a startup fails to attract investors. In that case, they’re letting other people determine the value of their project—a sign that it may be motivated mainly by narcissism
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