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Making your thoughts visible

Making your thoughts visible

Galileo Galilei revolutionized science by making his idea visible with diagrams, maps, and drawings. Einstein believed that words and numbers as they are spoken did not play a significant role in his thinking process.

Geniuses seem to develop a skill to display information in visual and spatial forms, rather than only mathematical or verbal lines.

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Genius is not about having an extraordinarily high IQ, or even about being smart. It is not about finishing Mensa exercises in record time or mastering fourteen languages at the age of seven.

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Geniuses form more novel combinations than talented people.

Leonardo da Vinci believed you begin by learning how to restructure the problem by looking at it from many different angles.

Geniuses can tolerate contradictory ideas, between opposites or two incompatible subjects.

One characteristic that stands out in geniuses is immense productivity. Thomas Edison held 1,903 patents. Bach wrote a cantata every week, regardless of sickness. Mozart produced over 600 pieces of music. Einstein published 249 papers.

Whenever we attempt to do something and fail, we end up doing something else.

Geniuses force relationships that enable them to see things to which others are blind.

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