A Briefer History of Time
by Stephen W. Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
Cleopatra is in transit, so I turned to Stephen Hawking for solace. I was pleased to see that my friend Leonard Mlodinow came along for the ride. I first met Leonard Mlodinow when I read: The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives. It was a page turner. A Briefer History of Time begins with Aristotle and proceeds quickly to Galileo and Newton. Three words came to mind: creativity, courage and curiosity. Without curiosity, we languish in mediocrity. Without courage, we accept status quo. Without creativity, we do not see the beauty of knowledge in action. So I salute the “giants” on whose shoulders we stand.