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Amy Thomas

Posts by Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas is a New York-based writer who, in addition to working as a creative director in advertising, writes about food and travel for publications such as The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. Amy is a new mom and lifelong sweet freak.

The Billion-dollar Idea: 5 Tips for Originality

The Billion-dollar Idea: 5 Tips for Originality

What makes the special sauce in a billion dollar idea? Wharton professor Adam Grant investigates the sources of originality.

Bookmarked: 5 Takeaways from Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air”

Bookmarked: 5 Takeaways from Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air”

Lessons on how to live from a story about death.

Bookmarked: 5 Insights from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It”

Bookmarked: 5 Insights from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It”

In the first installment of our “Bookmarked” series, we review tips from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time.”

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

How finding a creative outlet will make you better at your job.

6 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby

6 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby

Wear flats. Speak up. Eat chocolate.

My Career at 20, 30, and 40: An Advertising Creative’s Evolving Perspective

My Career at 20, 30, and 40: An Advertising Creative’s Evolving Perspective

Taking time to reflect after three decades on the job.

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