Progressing Through Distinct Creative Phases

I am currently reading “How the Mighty Fall and why some Companies Never Give In” by Jim Collins.  The five stages of decline are full of insight and guidance for leading the MCA Global Network.  My recommendation for this read couldn’t be higher.

Collins makes a statement on page thirty six that has the potential for increasing every readers’ realized potential.

It’s like being an artist.  Picasso didn’t renew himself by abandoning painting and sculpture to become a novelist or a banker;  he painted his entire life yet progressed through distinct creative phases — from his Blue Period to cubism to surrealism — within his primary activity.  Beethoven didn’t reinvent himself by abandoning music for poetry or painting; he remained first and foremost a composer.  But neither did he write the Third Symphony nine times.

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