Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas Are Born

Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas Are Born

by Denise Shekerjian


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Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas Are Born by Denise Shekerjian

Drawing on interviews with 40 winners of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship—the so-called "genius awards"—the insightful study throws fresh light on the creative process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140109863
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1991
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 697,571
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.67(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Denise Shekerjian is a writer, author, and attorney. Shekerjian has published two nonfiction books and nearly a dozen literary essays. She also assists clients with memoirs, blogs, resumes, essays, grants, and other nonfiction material. Her writing specialties are the creative process, law, and politics. She has received two Pushcart Prize nominations, a New Jersey Council on the Arts award and was a Marshall Fellow in Civil Liberties. She holds an honorary doctorate in letters from the University of Vermont.

Table of Contents

In the Beginning
Part One
1. Talent and the Long Haul
2. Taking on Risk
3. Staying Loose
4. Setting Up the Conditions
5. Learning Through Doing
Part Two
6. Investing Your Work with a Vision
7. A Change of Perspective
8. A Shift in the Scenery
9. Sustaining Concentration and Drive
10. Encouraging Luck
11. The Harmony of Instinct and Judgment
Part Three
12. Despair and Isolation, Madness and Meanness
13. Building Resiliency
14. For the Love of It
The Forty Fellows

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