The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp

I just finished Twyla Tharp's The Collaborative Habit, the follow-up to her successful 2005 book, The Creative Habit. Here are some of my favorite passages:

"A great partnership is a lab where change happens every day."

"In any collaboration, no one likes to let colleagues down. Crisis focuses energy. When it really matters, people rise to the occasion."

"All artists have signatures. Most guard them closely. And again and again, I've found that really smart and talented people don't hoard the secrets of their success - they share them. It ain't as if you could use their methods and duplicate their results. Excellence is about so much more than craft."

"The more you ask, the more you get back. The more you challenge an audience, the moe challenging you can be to yourself."

And finally, my favorite:

"In the end, all collaborations are love stories."

Go buy the book.