Throughout this book, we have talked about artistic flow and the impact it can have on your business, work, and life. Now we offer you some practical, concrete steps to harness that flow.

We’ve organized them around the three principal elements of the flow—inputs, process, and outputs. Half of the actions have a business and organization focus, and the other half are for you as an individual.

Input: Imagination

Business: Pick a real business problem you are facing, then come up with a list of ten diverse and famous people. Use your imagination to think what they would do to solve your problem if they were advising your company. Craft a one-sentence response from each person. The purpose is not to be cute or clever but to give you new ...

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