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The Resource Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world, Melissa A. Schilling

Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world, Melissa A. Schilling

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Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world
Title
Quirky
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the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Melissa A. Schilling
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world -- those creative geniuses who give us one breakthrough after another? Melissa Schilling 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. While all innovators possess incredible intellect, she shows that intellect alone does not create a breakthrough innovator. It was their personal, social, and emotional quirkiness that enabled true genius to break through -- not just once but again and again. Nearly all of the innovators, for example, exhibited high levels of social detachment that enabled them to break with norms, an almost maniacal faith in their ability to overcome obstacles and a passionate idealism that pushed them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure. While these individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation -- being unconventional without having high levels of confidence, effort, and goal directedness might, for example, result in rebellious behavior that does not lead to meaningful outcomes -- together they can fuel both the ability and drive to pursue what others deem impossible
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schilling, Melissa A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • Musk, Elon
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Curie, Marie
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Jobs, Steve
  • Inventors
  • Inventors
  • Personality and creative ability
  • Genius
  • Inventions
  • Technological innovations
Target audience
adult
Label
Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world, Melissa A. Schilling
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251515199
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781541758025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world, Melissa A. Schilling
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251515199
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781541758025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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