When Malcolm Gladwell writes “Jonah Lehrer’s new book confirms what his fans have known all along. That he knows more about science then a lot of scientists and more about writing then a lot of writers”, then you know you must be doing something right, and for the Oxford Rhodes Scholar that has become known as the “Malcolm Gladwell Of The Mind”, who functions as a Contributing Editor for Wired Magazine, has a terrific column called “Head Case” in the Wall Street Journal, has written for The New Yorker, Nature, Seed, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and has become my generation’s master of uniting neuroscience with the humanities, it is all about helping us find our creative brilliance in his newest bestselling book “Imagine: How Creativity Works”. The book teaches us simply that creative brilliance is not necessarily inherent, but can be learned, taught, and worked together as a group on, and Jonah’s brilliance in writing is that not only does he make you understand how the brain works, but then uses incredible real life examples to show you instances of his theories making him as Joshua Foer writes “May be the most talented explainer of science that we’ve got. His engrossing investigation of creativity and its sources makes Imagine his best book yet”.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the brilliant master of the mind, Jonah Lehrer, to discuss his new book, how someone like me who “Is not creative or brilliant” can help increase his brain power, how a bartender is actually closer to being a chemist, why Pixar are “The cartoon gods”, and soo much more!! Sitting down with Jonah left me in awe because much like my interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, you are instantly struck by the brilliance and knowledge of the individual combined with their charisma and ability to articulate their thoughts. Jonah is on the major media/talk show circuit right now having appeared on MSNBC the morning of our interview, and appearances scheduled along all the networks including with two of my favorites, Charlie Rose and Stephen Colbert Make sure to go buy his new book Kade Nation, and check out his website.
And here is Jonah On The Colbert Report about his last book:
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