The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness
What ingredients make up a genius? These are the key features that Guggenheim Fellow and Yale professor Craig Wright seeks to uncover as he examines the qualities of past and present notables. In these engrossing and fascinating studies of tycoons such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and others, self-learning triggered their interests rather than confinement to programmed higher education studies. Musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven were driven by their internal musical wiring. Tesla and Edison were propelled by their inner drives. Determination, single-mindedness, which is labeled as grit served to power these geniuses to their goals. Child prodigies frequently fizzled out into wilted adulthood, and factors such as poverty or wealth did not insure greatness; however, recognition of talent helped. Due to the patriarchal culture, too few female talents are recognized, but Madame Curie radiated above many and the majestic Elizabeth I demonstrated brilliance during her rule of the British Empire. Read the fascinating backgrounds of the evolution icon Darwin and his genetic inheritance, or gasp at the wondrous works of Da Vinci, Picasso; the science of Newton and Einstein. Finally wonder if many of the mental giants might be diagnosed as possible autists as their social skills reflect disturbed processing. Written in a flowing, entrancing meter, the author brings these remarkable characters to life as he engages the readers fascination with these amazingly remarkable personalities.
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