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#1570: The Hidden Habits Of Genius | The Best Of Our Knowledge

What does it take to be called a genius? If you’ve given that any thought at all you’ve probably come up with some pretty abstract answers and qualifications. But in his new book called The Hidden Habits of Genius, Dr. Craig Wright has come up with some fairly concrete criteria for the genius tag. Craig Wright is Professor Emeritus of Music and Yale University. I asked why he took on the search for genius.

After years of college life, most students know their way around a campus and how to navigate the everyday customs and subtle messages. So how does that translate into the business world? For a lot of graduates, not so much. That’s where Peter Yawitz comes in. He has a web site, a blog and a new podcast called Advice from Someone Else’s Dad where he tried to help young professionals manage the transition to life in the working world Some of that advice is in a book called Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish – Navigating the Dos and Don’ts of Workplace Culture. Yawitz is the founder of Clear Communications and coaches executives and other professionals on how to identify and communicate messages clearly to critical audiences. We spoke about some else’s dad.

You can find Peter Yawitz’s blog and podcast here.

Teachers’ lives have been turned upside down during the pandemic, and there doesn’t seem to be a quick road back to normal. That’s the topic of today’s Academic Minute.