When we look at Einstein's problem solving ability over his life, a curious trend emerges. He was always intelligent, and over time, his knowledge and the resources at his disposal steadily increased. However, he was at his most brilliant while working as a patent examiner and doing physics on the side with very little support. Later in life he was smarter, more knowledgable, and had the support of the most brilliant scientists in the world, yet he just spun his wheels in scientific dead ends.
How to Think Like Einstein examines why sometimes Einstein was brilliant, and sometimes hopeless, and how you can follow his brilliant example.
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