The Genius Within

We're running a week-long series about genius and how any of us can get that way, inspired by a new book, "The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong." The book's author, David Shenk, will take questions all week in our blog.

Read the first chapter of "The Genius in All of Us."

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(Excerpt from THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US by David Shenk Copyright © 2010 by David Shenk. Excerpted by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.)