Franklin’s achievements still electrify. He was a printer, statesman, activist, inventor and diplomat. By 26, he was a best-selling author. But when he came to following his life’s calling, you might consider him a late bloomer.
Heinrich Schliemann–discoverer of Homer’s Troy, self-taught polyglot, self-made man. Admirable accomplishments. But did he go too far with Agamemnon’s mask?