Watson and Crick; Lennon and McCartney

Watson and Crick  - Jay Ingram PresentationWatson and Crick; Lennon and McCartney is a presentation on the importance of collaboration for creativity. I compare Watson and Crick’s legendary discovery of the structure of DNA to Lennon and McCartney’s (though mostly Lennon’s) “Strawberry Fields Forever”.  The collaboration piece begins with the fact that they are pairs, but extends to include even rivals across the Atlantic Ocean from England. Both the similarities and differences between the achievements and these unique partnerships contribute to a picture of how creativity works.