Does Toronto have what it takes to spark real greatness?
Author Eric Weiner explores how creative genius is tied to place and time – not just to genetics and sweat. So ideas and inventions by the likes of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud didn’t happen in isolation, they were profoundly affected by where and when their creators lived.
From ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Weiner examines “genius clusters” – cities that have produced breakthroughs that have changed our world.
The long-time foreign correspondent for National Public Radio and winner of both the Borders Original Voices Award and the Angel Award, Eric Weiner will give the inaugural Global Leaders lecture on Tuesday, February 2 at MaRS, moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC’s The Current.
So join us to hear why innovation just doesn’t happen. Here’s a sneak preview of where genius really comes from, click here. #Placematters
“The Geography of Genius is an intellectual odyssey, a traveler’s diary, and a comic novel all rolled into one. Smart, original, and utterly delightful, this is Weiner’s best book yet.”
– Daniel Gilbert, Harvard professor and bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness
“The Geography of Genius is witty, informative, and compulsively readable.”
– Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive
“Why do certain places produce a spontaneous eruption of creativity? This witty and fun book has an insight in every paragraph. It’s a charming mix of history and wisdom cloaked as a rollicking travelogue filled with colorful characters.”
– Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of The Innovators and Steve Jobs
Date: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: MaRS, The Auditorium, Lower Level, 101 College Street, Toronto
Price: 49.95+hst and includes your copy of The Geography of Genius