American writer, lecturer, and filmmaker.
David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us, The Forgetting, Data Smog, and The Immortal Game. He is creator and co-host of the public radio podcast The Forgetting, creator and executive producer of the Living with Alzheimer’s Film Project, and a contributor to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper’s, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS. Shenk lives in Brooklyn.
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David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books. He’s also a lecturer and filmmaker. His primary focus with this book is shining a bright light on the fact that the “Nature vs. Nurture” paradigm is a VERY limited way of looking at things. He tells us that the interaction between our genes and our environment is a much more nuanced, DYNAMIC PROCESS. Big Ideas we explore include Genes 1.0 vs. Genes 2.0 (think G+E vs. GxE), the Mozart Myth (remember: Talent is overrated!), deliberate practice (is where it's at), and how to be a genius (or merely great).