Why noise is an innovator's best friend

Henry David Thoreau went to Walden Pond not in search of silence, but rather to be enveloped by the babble of nature and unlock his creativity, writes David Hendy. That's a better approach than the one taken by many office workers who lock themselves away in isolation. "[T]he plusher and more silent these offices become, the more those inside struggle -- and fail -- to do the very thing they're paid to do: create," Hendy writes.

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