Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century

Why do so many geniuses hit the mark at the same time? Why does genius grow in clusters? Does immigration and education create genius? History has the answers.
A nice article by Jonah Lehrer.

T. S. Eliot once remarked, “the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.”

Illustration: Bartholomew Cooke

Illustration: Bartholomew Cooke


Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century


By Jonah Lehrer | February 28, 2012 | 2:00 pm | Wired March 2012
Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century

Most economic growth has a very simple source: new ideas. It is our creativity that generates wealth. So how can we increase the pace of innovation? Is it possible to inspire more Picassos and Steve Jobses?

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/02/st_essay_genius/

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