John Gerzema: The Connection Between Vulnerability And Innovation

John Gerzema: The Connection Between Vulnerability And Innovation
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Athena Doctrine author explores why a shift towards traditionally ‘feminine’ traits and characteristics underlies structures of society.

John Gerzema
  • 5 may 2013

Dr. Ijad Madisch kept getting ‘stuck’ in his experiments. Madisch, a Harvard-trained virologist with a PhD, wasn’t failing as much as sensing inefficiency. “For most scientific researchers, time has the highest value, and asking for help can save you lots of it,” he told me over tea in his office, a two-story loft-like space in East Berlin. “I always tried to network when I couldn’t get a problem solved,” recalled Ijad. “Instead of working four or five months to solve something, I’d try to find someone who understood it already and could explain it to me in a couple of hours.”

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