THE FIVE-GEST: What you shouldn’t have missed this week.

I know it is hard to keep up with all you’d like to, so we bring you THE FIVE-GEST—articles that we thought you shouldn’t have missed. 

This week, we featured articles from three of our favorite regular contributors—J. Mike Smith wrote about embracing your critics, Derek Gordon on tent-poles and content marketing, and Matt Van Hoven on sex wipes (yes, really). Then we introduced you to Betsy Burroughs who wrote of lunching with Jonah Lehrer and neuroscience research.

One article that seemed to catch a lot of attention was my belief that creative people might just age differently. And finally, as part of our Pro-Portrait series, we profiled Orion Grant—an old soul who is starting out life on his own terms.

PRO-PORTRAIT: ORION GRANT IS BEING CREATIVE AND IS QUITE COMFORTABLE LIVING ON HIS OWN TERMS.

I sat down with Orion late one afternoon and was taken by his ability to see things that many of us take for granted (no pun intended). He is what I see as a new generation just heading out into the world with a keen understanding of their actions, and quite comfortable with living on their own terms. Orion speaks comfortably about staying true to his character, of understanding people from their perspective, and examining what feeds the soul…more >

ON THE NEXT PAGE: Do Creative People Age Differently?

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