Albert Einstein

Pursuit of Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

August 17, 2017

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 now review a…

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The “commercialization and vulgarization of genius”

June 17, 2017

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…

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The Mathematical Corporation: A book review by Bob Morris

June 12, 2017

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 share a response to this book’s subtitle:…

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

April 6, 2017

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…

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Igor Stravinsky: Anatomy of Creativity

January 27, 2017

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 intelligences…

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The Effective Executive: A book review by Bob Morris

January 24, 2017

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 anniversary edition of…

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

January 16, 2017

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,…

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Pablo Picasso: Anatomy of Creativity

January 13, 2017

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 intelligences…

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

January 11, 2017

The 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…

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Albert Einstein: Anatomy of Creativity

January 10, 2017

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…

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