I came across an interesting quote on the lifehacker site recently.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with – Jim Rohn
No studies to back this up but it does seem intuitive.
Surround yourself with people who create and innovate and push you to do the same and you in turn will grow. The start of the new year seems like as good a time as any to make sure you’re in the place you wish to be and make changes if you aren’t.