Beautiful and brief narrative of Dr. Alice Stewart and her investigation into the effects of radiation on health. Heffernan uses Dr. Stewart’s struggle and success to emphasize the need to seek difference to better understand ourselves and our work. As she suggests, by daring to deeply disagree with others, you boost organizational creativity and insight. Care about the work you do and have the moral courage to question authority and insert your voice and ideas into the dialogue. What you think matters.
“My mother didn’t enjoy a fight but she was really good at them.”