Genius Unmasked

Hardcover | June 15, 2013

byRoberta Ness

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Genius. It is a word that invokes mystique. How did Einstein deduce the theory of special relativity? How did Rutherford intuit the inner secrets of the atom? Although (in hindsight) genius can appear to have been predictable, more often such thinking was inscrutable - like a bolt of insightarising from nowhere. Perhaps the minds of geniuses, prepared through the providence of genetics, were simply lucked upon by chance. Or perhaps their visionary insights were attained through divine intervention. But could there be an entirely different explanation? Could there be a more knowable process underlying genius?Genius Unmasked reveals the nature of genius. Roberta Ness asks, "Is breathtaking creativity really so magical? Or are there, instead, consistent maps that iconic scientists used to discover their imaginative ideas?" What this entertaining book demonstrates is that genius is achieved through athinking process that is less mystical than it is systematic. Even the greatest of innovative minds used a cognitive tool box that can be opened and understood. Genius Unmasked is an adventure through the lives and minds of more than a dozen genius scientists. It unveils the formula behind their radical thinking. But this is not just a book of stories. Through explanation of innovation tools and their impressive demonstration, it will help you to learn foryourself how to become a better innovator. In the end, Genius Unmasked is a "how to" book for advancing your own personal creativity.

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Genius. It is a word that invokes mystique. How did Einstein deduce the theory of special relativity? How did Rutherford intuit the inner secrets of the atom? Although (in hindsight) genius can appear to have been predictable, more often such thinking was inscrutable - like a bolt of insightarising from nowhere. Perhaps the minds of ge...

Roberta Ness is an internationally renowned physician-scientist and author of over 300 scientific papers and books. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine National Academies of Science, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and a frequent advisor to the National Institu...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199976597

ISBN - 13:9780199976591

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Table of Contents

1. Hero Workshop2. Nature v God (Darwin)3. Darwin Annotated: Use of Innovation Tools4. The Miracle Worker (Montessori)5. Honey I Shrunk the Ruler (Einstein)6. Pick the Innovator7. Is Psychology All in Your Head? (Milgram)8. Inspirations from the Heart (Morris and Keys)9. It's Electric (Edison)10. Two Luminous Lives (Curie and Rutherford)11. Immunology and the Uncommon Man (Metchnikoff)12. Connectivity (Paul Baran and other web creators)13. A Modest Proposal for Saving Mankind (Borlaug and Green Revolutionaries)14. Medications Everywhere but Only One Pill (Marker and Hertig/Rock)15. A Way to Die (Innovation students)16. Steering the CraftReferences