Fast Company has posted an excellent summary of the development of the laser – a “a story of failure, serendipitous discovery, collaboration, inventiveness, perseverance, as well as intrigue and politics. In short, he provides insights in to what it takes to succeed in today’s world.”
Gotta love researchlike this: “It is said that “success has a thousand fathers, but failure is an orphan” and that is certainly true with most major scientific discoveries and technological inventions. The laser was no exception. It turns out the idea of the laser was quite well known decades before its invention. In fact, the underlying “stimulated emission” physics had been worked out by Einstein in 1917.”
Here are the bullets:
- Conquer and Reframe Failure
- Inspiration is all around you
- Perserverence is crucial
- Pursue your great ideas.
It’s an important article – you should give it a read