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Title:
Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world
Author:
Schilling, Melissa A., author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
v, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Melissa Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, invites us into the lives of eight people--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs--to identify the traits and experiences that drove them to make spectacular breakthroughs, over and over again."--Jacket flap.
Language:
English
Contents:
"Don't tell me it's impossible. Tell me you can't do it.": what makes some people spectacularly innovative? -- "I gang my own gait ... ": a sense of "separateness" -- "He's like a walking moonshot.": extreme confidence -- "Ideas came in an uninterrupted stream ... ": the creative mind -- "Once she had recognized a certain way as a right one, she pursued it without compromise ... ": a higher purpose -- "Work made the Earth a paradise for me.": driven to work -- "The sixties produced an anarchic mind-set ... ": opportunities and challenges of an era -- "It's not about the money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it ... ": access to resources -- "You get creative people, you bet big on them, you give them enormous leeway and support ... ": nurturing the potential that lies within.
ISBN:
9781610397926
Format :
Book