His own personal quota was one minor invention every ten days and a major invention every six months.
Call it a facility to connect the unconnected by forcing relationships that enable them to see things to which others are blind. Leonardo da Vinci forced a relationship between the sound of a bell and a stone hitting water.
B. F. Skinner emphasized a first principle of scientific methodologists: When you find something interesting, drop everything else and study it.
Sociologist Harriet Zuckerman published an interesting study of the Nobel Prize winners
six of Enrico Fermi’s students won the prize. Ernest Lawrence and Niels Bohr each had four students who won them. J. J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford between them trained seventeen Nobel laureates.