Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sharing knowledge, river blindness and the Nobel Prize

On sharing…
Masa: Amazing guy, Satoshi Ohmura. Won the Nobel. Art collector, businessman, golfer.

Yuki: A question. How do you think he achieved it? The Nobel.

Blind men being led by children,
 Ghana, 1950s, BBC
Masa: He discovered bacteria that helped cure river blindness. AND shared this knowledge with American professor William Campbell resulting in a joint Nobel Prize. And that lead to helping countless Africans cope with disease.

Yuki: I hear you. Message is sharing?

Masa: Ohmura also says that artistic imagination assists scientific discovery.

"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want." 
Zig Ziglar

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