Who? James Watson & Francis Crick, USA, England, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1962
Achievement: Francis Crick, physicist and James Watson, biologist solved the puzzle of genetic inheritance by discovering the structure of DNA molecule.
Inspiration: Cooperation was the key of the success of those two Inventors: they were spending hours and hours in conversation, bouncing off each other’s ideas.
Who? Rabindranath Tagore, India, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913
Achievement: His profound sensibility to the human experience turned into magnificent verse.
Inspiration: Changing tools. When Tagore was writing in a manuscript book, his creativity was limited by a requirement of perfection. His imagination was freed up by the use of the slate which could be immediately erased.
Who? Dag Hammarskjöld, Sweden, Nobel Peace Prize, 1961
Achievement: Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld was a great creative problem solver.
Inspiration: […]“To preserve the silence within -amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grains ripens […]”
And you, Dear Future Shaper, what’s your favorite source of inspiration?