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How Do We Identify Genius?

As a student, Alan Turing envisioned something which did not seem possible to others and was undeterred when others did not understand his vision.

Turing, in other words, dared to be different. He dared to think differently.

Then ... despite whatever anyone else thought ... Turing followed-through. Acting on his own intuition, he changed not just the progress of WWII but also the future of computing. He accomplished what did not seem possible—at all—to others.

Can you think of anyone alive today who has accomplished—or is capable of accomplishing—a similar feat?  What do Turing and that individual have in common?

Have you ever been in a situation where you saw things differently? Were you able to speak your mind? If so, how did your friends react?


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