This month’s leadership quote:

“Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.”

— Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert Szent-Györgyi lived from September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986 and was a Hungarian physiologist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.

Like all inventors, Mr. Szent-Györgyi lived this quote. The questions this brings to mind are:

  • How do the rest of us follow his example?
  • How do we look, really look, at what is and see the opportunities?
  • When we do our SWOT analysis, do we focus externally on the O and the T?
  • Do we challenge ourselves to find the opportunities and threats, turning both into discoveries and innovation?


Elisa K. Spain

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