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The Rise

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

By Sarah Lewis
12-minute read
The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis

Through a broad range of anecdotes and stories, The Rise illustrates how some of humanity’s greatest achievements arose out of what initially appeared to be failure. The author shows how setbacks are an inevitable – and in fact, necessary – part of anyone’s journey to mastery.

  • Anyone who’s struggling to get an idea off the ground
  • Anyone who has difficulty coping with failure
  • Creatives of any kind

Sarah Lewis is a curator and art historian on faculty at the Yale University School of Art. She has served on President Obama’s Art Policy Committee and appeared on Oprah’s Power List.

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