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Late greats: why some brilliant ideas get overlooked

7 mins | May 20, 2021

Start your day with a dose of inspiration by listening to a carefully selected 15-minute audio story. Listen to expert voices across Technology, Business, Psychology and Health — bringing you new perspectives, insights and ideas. Released every Monday to Friday, we’ll help you practice curiosity and open-mindedness as part of your daily routine. Today's pick: Tim Harford tells us it's time to get thinking. Brilliant and significant ideas have been overlooked for decades before receiving any validation. But this doesn’t happen as often as we’re led to believe. The Undercover Economist reflects on why we are drawn to the myth of delayed recognition and discovers that our best ideas are yet to come for most of us.

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