Okay, so Zuckerberg launched Facebook at 19 and Mozart was already playing for royalty at 4. But failing to find your calling before you are even potty trained hardly means you’re doomed for life. Charles Flint, after all, launched IBM and 61 and marathon runner Fauja Singh didn’t even start training until he was 89.
Whether in business, the arts or academia, we’re all wowed by stories of child prodigies. But in reality, people pick up new skills and launch new ventures at vastly different times in life. Take a look at the learning-and-career paths of these figures to see how success truly can happen at any age. It’s certainly never too late to start.