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Don’t try to be a person of Success, but always be a Person of Value
March 1, 2020
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The Nobel Laureate Prof. C. V. Raman after retirement wished to open a Research Institute in Bangalore.

So he gave an advertisement in the newspapers for recruiting three physicists.

Lots of eager Scientists applied thinking that even if they were not selected, they would at least get an opportunity to meet the Nobel Laureate.

In the preliminary selection, five candidates were selected and the final interview was to be taken by Prof. C V Raman himself.

Three were selected out of the five.

Next day Prof. Raman was taking a walk and found one young man waiting to meet him.

He realized that it was the same man who was not selected.

The Prof. asked him what was the problem and he replied that there was no problem at all, but after finishing the interview the office had paid him ₹7 extra than his claim and he wanted to return it.

But because the accounts had closed, they could not take back the amount and asked him to enjoy it.

The man said that it is not right for him to accept the money which did not belong to him.

Prof. C V Raman told him, so you wish to return the ₹7 and he took the money from him.

After going a few steps forward the Prof. asked the young man to meet him the next day at 10.30 is. The man was happy that he would get an opportunity to meet the great man again.

When he met the Prof. next day the Nobel Laureate told the young man “son, you failed in the Physics test but you have passed the honesty test. So I have created another post for you”.

The young man was surprised and very happy to join.

Later on he too became a Nobel Laureate in 1983. This young man was *Prof. Subrahmanyan Chandrashekhar*(US Citizen of Indian Origin)

He has written a book on how the seven rupees changed his life.

*This was how Honesty made a Great Scientist*.

What is lacking in Talent can most often be made up for, with Hard work, guidance and help from others, BUT, what is lacking in Character and Values can’t be made up for with anything Ever.

Which is why Einstein said, “ *Don’t try to be a person of Success, but always be a Person of Value*

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Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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