The Geography of Genius

Jan 21, 2016

Eric Weiner and his latest book

  Down through human history and around the globe, there have been occasional times and places where creativity and innovation flourished.  In The Geography of Genius, reporter Eric Weiner explores the conditions they share.

Ancient Athens is the chronological starting point for Weiner's book, which then skips through the centuries and around the globe before concluding here in 21st century California.

  Former NPR journalist Eric Weiner says he elected to apply a geographic approach to his survey of creative clusters, because he hoped it would offer insights that more conventional analyses have missed.

In each of the times and places he visits in The Geography of Genius, Weiner says he was able to identify some commonalities that contributed to or supported their creative outbursts. He calls them his 3 Ds.