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The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

What is genius? The word evokes iconic figures like Einstein, Beethoven, Picasso, and Steve Jobs, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn’t pass a fourth grade math test. And jobs left high school with a 2.65 gpa. The hidden habits of genius explores the meaning of this contested Term, and the unexpected motivations of those we have dubbed “genius” throughout history, from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk. What personal characteristics drove these people to greatness? Wright argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethical is far more complex. And the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned

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About the Author

Craig Wright is the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor Emeritus of Music at Yale University, where he teaches the popular undergraduate course, “Exploring the Nature of Genius.” A Guggenheim Fellow, Wright has received an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from the University of Chicago, is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was awarded the Sewall Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Yale as well as the DeVane Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Ph.D. from Harvard. Wright currently lives in Longboat Key, Florida.


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  • Publisher : Dey Street Books (10 November 2020); HarperCollins India Private Limited, A-75, Sector 57, Noida, Uttarpradesh - 201301, Tel no : 0120-4044800
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0063087677
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0063087675
  • Item Weight : 300 g
  • Dimensions : 21.6 x 13.9 x 2.1 cm
  • Country of Origin : USA
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