From NY Times: Soli­tude is out of fashion. Our compa­nies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Group­think, which holds that creativity and achieve­ment come from an oddly gregar­ious place. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collab­o­ra­tion is in. But there’s a problem with this view. Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from inter­rup­tion. And the most spec­tac­u­larly creative people in many fields are often intro­verted, according to studies by the psychol­o­gists Mihaly Csik­szent­mi­halyi and Gregory Feist. They’re extro­verted enough to exchange and advance ideas, but see them­selves as inde­pen­dent and indi­vid­u­al­istic. They’re not joiners by nature. · Go to The rise of the new group­think →