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Myth of the genius solitary scientist is dangerous (theconversation.com)
2 points by okket on Nov 24, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

A typical pattern with genius though is an incredible amount of time spent alone (usually before age 30). Later in life you need to open yourself up and communicate regularly, but this is more an extra bonus than the core of innovation.

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