Mentorships: A Selection From History

Until Millennials came along, one-on-one mentorships seemed to work just fine

Mentor: Socrates
Mentee: Plato

In the fifth century BC, philosopher Socrates relied on his mentee to write things down, including the Socratic dialogues, which offers such nuggets as “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Plato went on to found the Academy after his mentor drank the hemlock.

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