As T. S. Eliot once remarked, the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.Check out the rest of the article in Wired. He's got a forthcoming book on creativity as well. I've already pre-ordered my copy.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Genius Greenhouse
Jonah Lehrer wonders how 5th century BCE Athens and 16th century Florence became such hotbeds of genius, and comes up with a three part plan: 1) people mixing, where lots of people and ideas are constantly on the move, 2) promote education and other "meta innovations" and 3) support risk-taking.