Why do some people fail after early success
April 18, 2012 12:21 PM Subscribe
Two questions: What are some tech or science discoveries that quickly became outdated? Two: What are some of the stories of early tech innovators whose genius flamed out quickly?
posted by generic230 to Society & Culture (35 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Why do you think these things happened, in their particular way to these particular people? What did they not see coming? Did hubris play a part? I've become interested in how early success, in some people, can lead to a lifetime of failure because of how that success impacts the way they perceive themselves and approach problems.