Encyclopaedia Britannica

Knowledge Is Knowledge: Lessons to Take From the Encyclopaedia

Deena Douara | Posted 05.17.2012 | Canada
Deena Douara

Yes, chance discovery and accident sometimes lead to great outcomes, but only by those who take advantage of those accidents. Had Kahlo moped in front of the TV all day after her horrible accident, we would likely not know her name today.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends, but it Gave Me my Start

Natasha Rudnick | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada
Natasha Rudnick

Our family's set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica represented wealth and status -- an investment in knowledge. For my father, they meant my brother and I would take a career path that led far away from the long hours that my paternal grandmother spent sewing fur pelts together in a basement in order to support her family as a single mother.