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Einstein's Double Edged Sword

Einstein’s Double Edged Sword

I think that it’s great to inspire new generations of thinkers; it’s terrible to create new authority.

I think it’s important to have people who inspire people to think.  But it’s really, really bad to have gurus who you look for the answer from because I think the key is, you want to question authority for yourself.  

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So to the extent that an Einstein gets people to want to open the black box to try and discover the next big thing, I think that’s great.  To the extent that you have somebody who says, this is the only way to design a product, that’s a bad thing.  Because I think it’s really, really important to always be questioning authority.  

I think that it’s great to inspire new generations of thinkers; it’s terrible to create new authority.


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