1. There’s this Pollyannaish notion that the most important thing to do when working together is stay positive and get along, to not hurt anyone’s feelings…Well, that’s just wrong. Maybe debate is going to be less pleasant, but it will always be more productive. True creativity requires some trade-offs.

    — Charlan Nemeth 
    Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkele

    (Source: newyorker.com)