Hard Workers Are More Inspiring Than Geniuses


Albert Einstein is often used as the ultimate inspirational figure in science: an untamed genius with an abundance of innate brilliance. The proliferation of memes and inspirational quotes about his allegedly underwhelming school performance only serves to highlight exactly how naturally brilliant he really was, succeeding against the odds.

But it turns out he might not be quite as inspiring as you think. According to a recent study, hard workers — not innate geniuses — may be the more effective role models in STEM. Continue reading →

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