After college, my cousin and I started a company based on my aunt’s research at Johns Hopkins. She was the university’s first African-American female tenured professor. One of our projects involved taking good ideas used by hospitals in the US and introducing them to hospitals in Sweden. It was remarkable how quickly we became seen as experts by simply taking existing knowledge into a new geography. I realized the same holds true for taking old ideas into new fields or disciplines.
IMAGE: My cousin and I