The book

The author

  • David Shenk is the national bestselling author of five previous books, including The Forgetting ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a correspondent for, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.

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August 01, 2009



As someone who was always able to do well on standard tests, my conclusion is that the ability to do well on standard tests means that you have the ability to do well on standard tests - nothing more.

Jannie Funster

Intelligence and success also involve good old fashioned stick-to-it-iveness.

Glad we're not so hung up on IQ testing as the be-all and end-all anymore.

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