What do Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Elon Musk, and Albert Einstein have in common? What makes some people so spectacularly innovative, producing triumph after triumph, often in fields in which they have no specialized training?

In this episode of The IVY Podcast, we’re going to find out from NYU-Stern School of Business Professor Melissa A. Schilling. Drawing upon original research from her latest work, Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World, Schilling delves deeply into the lives of history’s greatest geniuses to identify the traits and experiences that led them to become serial breakthrough innovators.


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