The two contemporary writers whom I consider as role models are Janet Malcolm and Michael Lewis.
I try to be unafraid of making a fool of myself.
As a writer, the best mindset is to be unafraid.
I am a story-teller, and I look to academic research... for ways of augmenting story-telling.
You don't want to be first, right? You want to be second or third. You don't want to be - Facebook is not the first in social media. They're the third, right? Similarly, you know, if you look at Steve Jobs' history, he's never been first.
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.