Like most everyone, I am in awe of genius. It is the ability to look at the everyday and reveal or create something incredible and original, to tackle the enormous challenges and problems we all face and emerge with a solution that others couldn’t see. To witness genius in action–to watch somebody operating at such a high level of thought–can be like watching a magic act. How on earth did they do that?!

But as much as I admire it, I am starting to think that genius has gotten a little overrated. Or at the very least, overvalued.

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