Posts Tagged ‘Albert Einstein’

Pursuit of Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study
Steve Batterson
A K Peters/CRC Press (2006)

The birth and early years of a truly unique intellectual community

I recently re-read and … READ MORE

The “commercialization and vulgarization of genius”

I recall Hannah Arendt’s phrase whenever someone is described as a “genius.” In fact, their claim to fame is their claim to fame…and nothing else.

We have so many celebrities with few (if any) talents except for self-promotion.

According to … READ MORE

The Mathematical Corporation: A book review by Bob Morris

The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible
Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern
PublicAffairs (June 6, 2017

The Ultimate Collaboration on “the other side of complexity”

Up front, I … READ MORE

The Social Life of Information: A book review by Bob Morris

The Social Life of Information
John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid
Harvard Business Review Press (March 2017)

How and why “the ability of information and its technologies [continue] to change the social world for the better”

This is an updated edition of a book first published … READ MORE

Igor Stravinsky: Anatomy of Creativity

Creating Minds is one of the most enjoyable as well as one of the most informative books I have ever read. Recently, I re-read it and enjoyed it even more.

I have long admired Howard Gardner’s research on multiple … READ MORE

The Effective Executive: A book review by Bob Morris

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Peter F. Drucker
HarperBusiness (January 2017)

How and why, “like every other discipline, effectiveness can be learned and must be earned”

This is the 50th … READ MORE

The New York Times Book of Science: A book review by Bob Morris

The New York Times Book of Science: More than 150 Years of Groundbreaking Scientific Coverage
David Corcoran, Editor
Sterling Publishing Group (2015)

How “progress in science extends the reach of certainty into precisely articulated realms of uncertainty”

In the Foreword, Brian Greene observes, “We scientists … READ MORE

Pablo Picasso: Anatomy of Creativity


Creating Minds
is one of the most enjoyable as well as one of the most informative books I have ever read. Recently, I re-read it and enjoyed it even more.

I have long admired Howard Gardner’s research on … READ MORE

The Story of Western Science: A book review by Bob Morris

story-of-western-scienceThe Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
Susan Wise Bauer
W.W. Norton & Company (2015)

“Life is short, and Art long, the crisis fleeting; experience is perilous, and decisions difficult.” Hippocrates

There are hundreds of co-authors of the … READ MORE

Albert Einstein: Anatomy of Creativity


Creating Minds
is one of the most enjoyable as well as one of the most informative books I have ever read. Recently, I re-read it and recommend it even more enthusiastically now.
I have long admired Howard Gardner’s research on multiple intelligences which he discusses … READ MORE

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