“I invented ideas early on; I synthesize ideas — mine and others — now.”

—Arthur C. Brooks, faculty member of the Harvard Business School

Image from Unsplash by Jon Tyson

Where are you on the bell-shaped curve in your life?

Based on your age and other factors you are either moving up, plateauing, or descending. Don’t worry just yet that you may be over the hill.

When you take a look at Nobel Prize winners over the years, it is remarkable how many received their recognition at a relatively young age — especially those who won a solo prize.

In more recent years I’ve been paying closer attention to when these awards are given to pairs or groups of individuals for their collective accomplishments.


To what degree are you an inventor or a synthesizer of ideas at this point in your life?

It may depend on how fast or how far you wish to go and not just your age.