Author of THE BIG THING, a book about creativity, procrastination, and pushing through internal resistance

Reviews & Media


  • The New York Times Book Review called The Big Thing “fascinating, because Korkki is such a sympathetic subject,” and said “she always manages to be charming.”
  • Booklist wrote: “Korkki’s thoroughly researched stories, intriguing interviews, and self-deprecating style create a fun, thought-provoking read. If you enjoy good journalism and want to create a big thing of your own, read this book.”
  • “A crisply written meditation on goal achievement … insightful, encouraging, and universally practical.”   —Kirkus Reviews
  • “A candid look at why we keep our foot on the brakes with our most important ideas—and how to convince ourselves to step on the gas.”   —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
  • “If you have something important to share with the world, The Big Thing will inspire you to get it done.”    —Tom Rath, author of the New York Times Bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0.
  • “This is a profound book, suffused with insight into the creative process and empathy for the chronically blocked and uncertain among us.”    —Mason Currey, author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work