News and Drugs

by Rolf Dobelli

I don’t know a single truly creative mind who is a news junkie. Not a single one. Not a writer, not a composer, mathematician, physician, scientist, musician, designer, architect or painter. On the other hand, I know a bunch of viciously uncreative minds who consume news like drugs. If you want to come up with old solutions, read news. If you are looking for new solutions, don’t.


Rolf Dobelli is a Swiss author and businessman. He is best known internationally for "The Art of Thinking Clearly."