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The Straight-A Conspiracy Podcast

Apr 30, 2018

Our heads are filled with stories about amazing geniuses like Newton, Mozart, and Einstein. The problem is, those stories are fake news. They take a little bit of truth and distort the picture. In reality, it took these geniuses at least 10,000 hours and they had a huge support network behind them. Newton and Einstein were part of large and active communities of scientists and mathematicians who all built on each other’s ideas. Mozart and Michael Jackson both had stage dads. And Edison and Steve Jobs understood that making themselves out to be visionaries was just good marketing. However, just like photoshopping supermodels, that gives you a distorted picture of what realistic expectations are. Other people overselling themselves leads you to undersell yourself. Don’t believe the hype! Pull back the curtain and examine what is really there.