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Creative Genius in Technology: Mentor Principles from Life Stories of Geniuses and Visionaries of the Singularity Paperback – July 4, 2011
About the Author
Greg Wientjes, Ph.D., was awarded his Stanford doctoral degree (Developmental and Psychological Sciences) in 2010. Wientjes attended Singularity University (2009), which was cofounded by technology genius, Ray Kurzweil, and that experience served as the inspiration for this book. Dr. Wientjes completed his Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering (2006) and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (2004), both from Stanford.
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In comparison with the other 30+ books I recently acquired it is actually truly poor in terms of content and also hugely overpriced (x 4 times). The book lacks methodology – to start with there is a very rudimentary and shallow definition of genius. Then there are many pages with source data that appears like appendices in a work of a university student. The source data (interviews and chats with famous hi-tech people from the US) is presented as typed out manuscripts with obvious or none conclusions. The author is obviously keen to associate himself with some of the people on his genius radar screen and there are photos with him and people he admires….On a positive note: there is a lot of enthusiasm for the topic shown by the author.