“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of minds to think.”
IT WAS THE TWILIGHT of the nineteenth century. Albert Einstein was in Milan, spending his days loafing aimlessly for the most. Having abandoned his studies in Germany, young Albert had joined his family in Italy where his father was running an enterprise assigned with bringing electricity to the streets of Pavia.
It is a commonly perpetuated fallacy that Einstein was a failure at school. Yes, he didn’t do well in history, geography, and French, and off course, he detested the regimental practices of his high school in Germany, but he was exceptionally brilliant in his favorite subjects: physics and mathematics. The punch line: Albert Einstein went on to become the greatest physicist of all times.
Lesson One: Choose your niche early on in your career— just like Einstein identified his academic inclination at an early age, focused to pursue it, and made it into an enduring scientific career. Whether you…
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