Abhi Yerra's Reviews > The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

The Geography of Genius by Eric    Weiner
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really liked it

This book is like reading a travel journal that goes to places where genius flourished and attempting to find a baseline for why genius thrived there. I really enjoyed the writing style and the anecdotal way in which the author tries to come up with a theory for genius. Unfortunately, the variables of what constitutes a place a place of genius are many and the author seems to have shown that. However, there are a few common trends it seems. Mentor mentee relationships, people not wanting to step on each other, money, government support, people willing to take craziness and most importantly the society not falling for hubris.

Quite a good book and would highly recommend reading it.

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October 17, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 18, 2016 – Shelved

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