Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Brooks, Arthur (July, 2019), Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think, The Atlantic, Retrieved on 2019-11-09
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    09 NOV 2019

     Darwin, Bach, and Professional Decline

    What’s the difference between Bach and Darwin? Both were preternaturally gifted and widely known early in life. Both attained permanent fame posthumously. Where they differed was in their approach to the midlife fade. When Darwin fell behind as an innovator, he became despondent and depressed; his life ended in sad inactivity. When Bach fell behind, he reinvented himself as a master instructor. He died beloved, fulfilled, and—though less famous than he once had been—respected. The less...
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