I’ve been watching the television series “Genius.” It tells the story of Albert Einstein from his time as a young man getting ready to enter university through the time he developed his theories to his emigration to the US in the 1930s.
The show does a nice job humanizing the man behind the myth. What I find especially interesting is the use of analogies to both spark and articulate his theories. That prompted me to look up some of Einstein’s quotes and think about how they apply to innovation and effective communication:
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
“Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.”
“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.”
And my personal favorite:
“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
Rather than adding my reflections, I thought it would be better to throw them out there for you to consume. It’s all good food for thought. Enjoy your meal.