Wisdom applied: The secret sauce that has allowed me already to have achieved immortality

Robert Sternberg


His name was Dennis. I don’t remember what he looked like, except that he was older and bigger than I was. I was 3 years old and of just average size. I was walking in back of our house on Tuxedo Parkway in Newark, New Jersey. All of a sudden, Dennis came rushing at me with a clothespin in his hand. I didn’t know what his intentions were, but they didn’t look good. [Download the PDF to read more...]


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  • Always follow your passions, even if others are not supporting you in doing so. Following your passions will lead to your doing your best work.
  • Always treat all colleagues with respect, no matter how much you may question them or their work. Apply the Golden Rule of treating others the way you would want them to treat you.
  • Plan ahead but not too far ahead because a good research career does not simply build on your early research, but rather builds as well on the inadequacies of that early research.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/er.v23.2089

Copyright (c) 2016 Robert Sternberg

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