The Big Thing, Phyllis Korkki
Phyllis Korkki

The Big Thing

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.
285 printed pages


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Kallisandrahas quoted4 days ago
ut here is one of many paradoxes that surround the Big Thing: ego may also be holding you back—and it may be the ultimate in narcissism not to do your Big Thing. Because when you don’t do it, it can remain vague and perfect in your mind and allow you to nestle in the illusion of your greatness. Once you buckle down and try to do it, you are confronted with uncertainty and imperfection at every turn
Kaelee Mechem
Kaelee Mechemhas quoted5 days ago
personally meaningful and requires sustained effort to complete.
Minda Peralta
Minda Peraltahas quoted4 months ago
Today we are pressured by social media to present an artificial self, in the form of posts and tweets, YouTube videos, and Instagrams. Some people mold and remold their online selves, the better to receive likes and thumbs-up, tweets, and other forms of approval.

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