Good Sponge! - Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison was the guest of the governor of North Carolina (USA) when the politician complimented him on his creative genius.

Edison : I am not a great inventor

Governor : But you have over a thousand patents to your credit

Edison : Yes, but about the only invention I can really claim as absolutely original is the phonograph.

Governor : I'm afraid I don"t understand what you mean

Edison : Well.. I guess I'm an awfull good sponge. I absorb ideas from every course I can, and put them to practical use. Then I improve them until they become of some value. The ideas which I use are mostly the ideas of other people who don't develop them themself.

This is all about teachability to expend the talent!

"Everything we know we learned from someone else"- John Wooden

Teachability Expand Your Talent
John C Maxwell
Beyond Talent