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Leadership Lessons: 10 Keys to Success in Life and Business by Julie K. Thorpe, Greg Swartz

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Key 1

Differentiate Yourself

 

 

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.

—René Descartes

For years, a German clerk worked by day at a patent office in Zurich as a patent reviewer because no one would give him a job in physics, his chosen field. After work, he returned to his drafty, one-room apartment in Zurich to spend his evenings studying the mysteries of time and motion. In 1905, this unknown clerk published papers on Brownian motion, the photoelectric effect, and the Theory of Relativity. The paper on the photoelectric effect eventually won him a Nobel Prize. The paper titled “The Special Theory of Relativity” ...

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