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Originality

How To Deal With Copycats Stealing Your Ideas

Catriona Pollard | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

More and more these days I've noticed people copying my work. For instance, I've seen almost exact replicas of my sculptures for sale online. I've come across LinkedIn summaries that were virtually word for word the same as mine. The same with articles and even strategies I've created for clients.

Experience: The True Source Of Originality

William Kenower | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books
William Kenower

If I am feeling a little full of myself, I might call myself "original." But this is inaccurate. Life itself is ceaselessly, relentlessly original. When I'm stuck on a description, it is only because I am resisting this originality.

Why Do Magazines and Book Publishers Rip Off Ideas? (Because They Can.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

There's nothing new under the sun. This old saw is one of the first things you learn on the job if you're a writer, artist, or other drudge who tries...

See How to Successfully Champion Your Ideas

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Kare Anderson

Want to successfully champion ideas and spur apt collective action with others at work and home?

On Web Originality and Public Discourse

Emily Reich | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Emily Reich

One no longer has to be an expert in a field to voice one's opinion. The result is a surplus of articles and blog posts filled with opinions, ideas, and ruminations that range from pointless to profound.

LOOK: 10 Photos That Capture Our Originality

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Six Sides of the So-Called Box

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

What is this so-called thing that keeps us so contained, confined, caged, trapped, contorted, claustrophobic, and otherwise unable to succeed?

100 Ways to Be More Creative at Work

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Psychologists agree that human beings are most creative at the age of five. After that, it's a slow and steady decline -- especially in the workplace. But wait! It doesn't have to be that way .

What's Wrong With 'Plagiarizing' Your Own Work?

Edward Wasserman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

At first blush, reusing worthwhile work seems not only permissible but beneficial. Plus it's common. Still, rank and file journalists were outraged.