Advice from the Masters: Jim Collins (II)

Jun 25, 2014 | Better Writing

Jim Collins writes books that businesspeople find helpful. He’s insightful, but there are a lot of insightful business authors. What sets Collins apart is that he shares his insights with excellent stories and he has an ear for the pithy quote. That’s also why I’ve featured Collins in this series before.

The following quote is from my favorite Collins book. It’s Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, co-authored with Morten Hansen. They aimed their book at businesspeople, but this is good advice for writers, too.

“The difficult task is to marry relentless discipline with creativity, neither letting discipline inhibit creativity nor letting creativity erode discipline.”

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