SINGAPORE - I have a fondness for Einstein. More and more as I grow older, or I should say old, Albert Einstein is my poster boy.
We rarely see a photograph of a young Einstein, when he was secretly grappling in the Swiss Patents Office with the outrageous idea of relativity. We mostly see pictures of an old Einstein, with his mop of white curly hair. There is a reason for this. In the collective mind of the world, Einstein is a kind of modern-day Lao Tzu, known beyond his genius for his wisdom and his quotes.