“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.
“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.