As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.
For Spencer Silver, a retired chemist at 3M, his big break was the Post-it Note.
It all started when he stumbled on a new type of adhesive that used tiny microspheres.
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