Encore, Encore: 4 Musicians Who Got Their Big Break Later in Life

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Who said the music industry has to be a young person’s game? Some of the most renowned artists working in pop music today didn’t achieve commercial success until well after their twenties had ended.

Does Creativity Fade With Age?

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It’s nice to believe that you are never too old to pursue your creative passions, but is this actually the case?

What’s in a Name? Rebranding Yourself

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All it takes to fail is a bad name. Even if you are talented and full of good ideas, your name can still sink you.

Steve Jobs Version 1.0

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Steve Jobs was a failure many times over. He never graduated college. He was fired from the company he started then nearly tanked his follow-up company. He even had a daughter out of wedlock, then denied the child was his, only to name a computer model after her (a computer that many, fittingly, have deemed a commercial failure.) Yet, these days, no one seems to doubt that Jobs is a visionary, which is a testament to his power to overcome setbacks and failures.

The Paige Compositor: Mark Twain’s Terrible Invention

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It wasn’t the first time he’d made a bad investment. Twain once threw money towards a project to create a hand grenade that could extinguish fires. But the compositor was much worse for Twain and nearly bankrupted him.