Alec Nevala-Lee

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Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was fond of giving the following advice on how to be a genius. You have to keep a dozen of your favorite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you hear or read a new trick or a new result, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. Every once in a while there will be a hit, and people will say: “How did he do it? He must be a genius!”

Gian-Carlo Rota, “Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught”

Written by nevalalee

December 11, 2013 at 7:30 am

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