Sweat it. Robin Chase calls herself a transportation innovator. Co-founder of the Zipcar ride-sharing service, she confirms the famous ratio of inspiration to perspiration. “The idea was tremendously exciting, but that was just 1% of it,” she says. “The rest of it was working, slogging, forcing, pushing and fighting to make it happen.”
— Adapted from “Zipcar: Robin Chase,” Patricia Mertz Esswein, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Imagine it. Robert Lefkowitz, who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry, had dreamed of practicing medicine. But during a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health ending in 1970, he got hooked on research. He isolated eight common receptors regulating the body’s fight-or-flight response.
— Adapted from Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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— Adapted from “Say Goodbye to Junk Email,” John Brandon, Inc.