Photograph of David Shenk

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You can tell I’m catching up on my podcasts when I start referring to stuff from almost exactly a month ago. Still, this is good stuff.

If you didn’t catch the Midmorning broadcast on MPR last month of Kerri Miller’s interview with author David Shenk, it’s well worth a listen. Shenk’s new book, “The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong,” breaks down some of our myths of the nature genius and in doing so, offers some illumination in how we might develop, if not genius, at least our own expertise: