‘Being Creative Requires Massive Failure All the Time’

The internet is full of advice on how to be more creative — advice that may or may not work. But Brian Koppelman tells it like it is.

In case you need a refresher on Koppelman, he’s a renowned screenwriter, producer, and director, most widely known for penning the scripts for Rounders and Ocean’s Thirteen, producing The Illusionist, and directing The Solitary Man and the excellent ESPN 30 for 30 documentary This Is What They Want. He also helms one of the most fascinating podcasts around, The Moment with Brian Koppelman, where he interviews creatives and delves into specific moments in their lives that changed everything.

In a recent interview with Ramit Sethi, a prominent writer and entrepreneur, Koppelman shared some candid advice that applies to all people who do creative work. Check out the interview below:


There are a few things that stand out to me from this interview:

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