Most of you probably know Jimmy Wales as the founder of Wikipedia, which is quite possibly the single greatest repository of human knowledge ever created.
All of us who have had to write research papers in the past probably have Jimmy (along with the army of contributors to Wikipedia) to thank for getting us started. Even though our teachers always told us not to use Wikipedia, we did anyway.
What you might not know is that Wales is also an adviser for – and investor in – another great website: the question/answer site Quora.
Quora, along with other sites like the Stack Exchange network, has been a big help to me in the past. Before question/answer sites like these, I’d often have to go digging through forums when I wanted an answer to a question. For that reason, I’m a big fan of Quora, and I used to be a frequent contributor as well.
Anyway, I recently stumbled across this question on Quora: What advice would Jimmy Wales give to the next generation?
I absolutely loved Jimmy’s answer to this question. Read More →