Cultures of Creativity - Courtesy Nobel Museum
This was my inspiration!

A lesson of inspiration by three Nobel Prizes

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.

Rabindranath Tagore, India, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913

His profound sensibility to the human experience turned into magnificent verse.

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.

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 […]”

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Marie-Claire Le Reun
Marie-Claire Le Reun
Innovation Consultant-Coach and Head of Le Creativ' Center
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