Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Do you have grit?

Or, why love is the opposite of underwear.

In the video below, Jonah Lehrer (who, I believe, must be one of those voice-over announcers who talk faster than the ear can process) talks about the age-old idea of creativity. At 30+ minutes, it's long but interesting enough to keep your attention. (Unfortunately, Lehrer's grit was recently exposed as overly ambitious - he made up quotes for his Dylan book and his bestselling titles have been removed. Sad, all that work trashed, and for what? The quotes probably added little, if anything, to the overall work.)


LD Masterson said...

I don't have time to watch the whole video this morning but I'm bookmarking it to come back to. Thanks.

Cate Masters said...

I hesitated to post the video after his debacle, but he does have valid points.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shame he made up the quotes.

DMS said...

I didn't have a chance to look at the video yet. I hope to check it out later. I heard that the book was very interesting, but it is too bad that he made up quotes.

Cate Masters said...

I agree, Alex.

It's worth a look, Jess! Thanks.