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Two is better than one: the joy and benefits of creative partnerships

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key (L) and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele accept the Hottest Couple award onstage during Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2014" at Sony Pictures Studios.
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Comedians Keegan-Michael Key (L) and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele accept the Hottest Couple award onstage during Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2014" at Sony Pictures Studios.

Sure, you can go at it alone. But many in the arts know that few things help them get their creative juices flowing than having a partner in crime.

Lennon and McCartney. The Coen Brothers. Key and Peele. Hall and Oates. Abbott and Costello. Liam and Noel Gallagher. The Marx Brothers.

Sure, you can go at it alone. But many in the arts know that few things help them get their creative juices flowing than having a partner in crime.

From music to filmmaking to comedy, there are numerous pairs -- creative soulmates, if you will -- working together through thick and thin, mental blocks and half-baked ideas.

But how do you find your creative other half? How do you nurture and maintain a creative partnership? What are the benefits and pitfalls?

Call 866-893-5722 and let us know.

Guest:

Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the book, “Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs” (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014). He is also the Executive Director of the Black Mountain Institute, a literary center at UNLV

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