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The Battle of the 'Creative Genius' vs the 'Performing Machine'

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Over a long and lazy lunch and a glass of Italian wine we started talking about how sad it is that so many people do not thrive at work. Why is it that people do not feel that they matter? How come they do not see the important part they play in the bigger picture?

No Genius Left Behind

Angela Maiers | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Angela Maiers

Stand up if you're a genius. Are you standing? Would your students be? It's an interesting experiment to try. Stand in a room of adults, or ...

12 Reasons You Should Be an Entrepreneur

Grant Cardone | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Grant Cardone

People like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and John D. Rockefeller didn't achieve greatness by following the narrow path recommended by management gurus and treating these traits as setbacks. Here are 12 things society may consider a liability, but which can actually be indications that you are meant to be an entrepreneur.

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

Unscrambling Strings of Letters: The Beautiful Mind of Nigel Richards

Steven Petite | Posted 07.23.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Annually since 1998, a uniquely talented group of people from around the country gather in New York City for the USA Memory Championship. The event consists of four qualifying tests of memorization.

The Genius Within Us All

Barry Kibrick | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

Is the word "genius" overused or do we all possess a little genius within? The answer is both. We do use genius too often to describe attributes that do not meet the standard, while at the same time we all have a bit of it in ourselves.

You Can't Hurry Greatness

Pacific Standard | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

The concept of genius, be it in the artistic or scientific realm, continues to fascinate, thanks to its rarity and the uncertain nature of how it aris...

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

From Zuckerberg to Jobs: The Aaron Sorkin Story

Steven Petite | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

No one is perfect, and Jobs certainly knocked heads with many in his career, but if his story of redemption is not told accurately, then the film will serve no purpose other than pandering to the idea of a good dramatic film.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Personal Writings Show Us How A Genius Thinks

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

What goes on in the mind of genius? A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks to answer that question by examining Leonardo da Vinc...

The Man Behind Park West Gallery, the Largest Art Dealer in the World

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Nova Lorraine

I continue on my journey to share with you some of the world's creative geniuses. These individuals turn their imaginations into reality. They all share a common mission to make the world a better place, may it be through innovation, creativity or both.

Was Darwin Really a Genius?

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

The magnitude of Darwin's achievement is beyond question. If genius is defined only by influence, rather than by extraordinary unique creative ability, then there is no debate.

In an Increasingly Collaborative World, Great Ideas Are Just Good Starts

Karen van Bergen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karen van Bergen

The driven, Type A, go-it-alone style that was once so synonymous with achievement is giving way to a new -- and much more successful -- model: diverse, cross-generational, cross-cultural, global teams working together.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Satoshi Nakamoto, Founder & Creator of Bitcoin

Martin O’Leary | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Just as a true artist lives by his or her art--creating and being remembered through a legacy of masterpieces--Nakamoto's anonymity perfectly mirrors the anonymity of his Bitcoin masterpiece.

You Can Be the Pioneer Domino: The Perceived Heaviness of Ease (and How to Lift It)

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's a paradox: We love when things flow, but when sharing our stories with others we play ease down big time. Ease = Flow = Joy = Pleasure = Freed...

How to Become a Creative Genius: Trade Secrets From Picasso, King and Einstein

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

Today, we're going to explore the working processes of three of the world's most creative people: Pablo Picasso, Stephen King and Albert Einstein -- and learn how you can apply their creativity secrets directly to your own life.

Ditching the Drone, Going for Genius

Bill Donius | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Donius

When the work-life balance is out of whack, working longer hours is seldom the solution. You find yourself wearing down and becoming less efficient, thereby taking longer to get the same amount of work completed.

Book Review: Math, Judaism, Family, Genius, Mourning, America, Russia -- A Heady Brew

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Alan Elsner

The mathematician in the title of this intriguing debut novel is Rachela Karonovitch, known as possibly the greatest woman math genius in history.

Different Strokes

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.

How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

What students decide to create cannot be graded. No ifs, ands or buts. By not applying a grade to it, students are allowed to fail. They learn the power of failing forward

Rick Rubin Explains How Kanye Wrote His Newest Song

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

Rick Rubin has worked with and produced some of the most iconic artists in history -- Kanye West, Jay Z, Adele, Johnny Cash and Beastie Boys, to name ...

A Lot Of People Wanted To Know The Lyrics To 'Drunk In Love' Last Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

Rap Genius has revealed the most-viewed songs and artists on its site in 2014. In terms of songs, the top spot went to Beyonce and Jay Z's "Drunk In L...

Sasha Frere-Jones Is Leaving The New Yorker To Annotate Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

The New Yorker's veteran music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is leaving the magazine to join Genius, a website devoted largely to annotating popular song l...