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Ten Inspirational Quotes of Stephen Hawkin for Datapreneurs

When a great mind departs our world, the void left behind will be felt for a long time to come. This is how it was today, on the day the world learnt of the demise of the Stephen Hawking. He died at age 76.

Interestingly, the Mr. Hawking has not won a Nobel Prize. That is because no one has yet proven his ideas. The Nobel committee looks for proof. Big ideas on the other hand, are not candidates for a Noble Prize. I trust that with available technologies and hopefully with upcoming datapreneurs, in the scientific communities, the world will one day be able to prove the theories of Stephen Hawking.

While we wait for the datapreneurs in the scientific communities to evolve, here’s a list of my top ten favourite quotes of Stephen Hawking, which should inspire business and technology leaders, the people I serve with my craft and profession:

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

“While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.”

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”

“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”

“I was not a good student. I did not spend much time at college; I was too busy enjoying myself.”

“Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.”

RIP – Stephen Hawking.