5. Collaborating in the Sprint Meetings

It’s a myth that artists just wait to be struck by ingenious ideas and then effortlessly turn them into amazing masterpieces. The truth is that innovation requires dedication, hard work, and discipline. Take the renowned American painter and photographer Chuck Close. His trademark technique is to paint from photographs, dividing his canvas into tiny squares and filling each with little squiggles that are analogous to pixels. Viewers see the individual shapes up close, but as they back away, the image gels into a portrait. Close explains how he works (Oberkirch 2008):

My paintings are built incrementally, one unit at a time, in a way that’s not all that different than the way, say, a writer would work.... ...

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