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Overpoweringly Powerful Ideas

More than occasionally, I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea.

An idea so important (or at least seemingly important) that I can’t go back to sleep for fear of losing the idea.

Nine times out of ten, writing a few words in my night notebook is enough to let me get back to sleep.

But that the other ten percent of the time, I need to open up a laptop and write a longer set of notes.

And sometimes that isn’t enough. Writing about separating publishing from publication is an example of this. I couldn’t possibly imagine getting back to sleep until at least a draft was written. Like the distinction between dread and distaste, realizing that there is a difference empowers simple solutions; solutions that were otherwise impossible to find.

Such power is worth giving up sleep for.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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