I didn't get past disc one. I kept trying to get into it, but I just couldn't.
I really appreciated learning the history of the 10 geniuses. I also appreciated most of the "exercises" that followed each genius discussion. My favorite was the exercise following Albert Einstein. There was a lot for me to learn from the 10 people discussed in this book.
I enjoyed this book, the historical references and found that I learned some things not only about creative thinking but about what people in other times subscribed to as a measure of self improvement. I have been to Italy, seen the Duomo in Florence and still learned some things I did not know about the history on this Audiobook. I also enjoyed the exercises presented in the chapters. Good inspiration for creative writing.
I stopped listening before the end of CD #1. I found this presentation to be extremely boring, which is unfortunate because the premise is clever.
I probably shouldn't write a review. I barely made it through the first CD (and there are 5). First he lists very smart people, and tells why he thinks they are smart (so and so pursued knowledge). Then he listed their names and gave more detail why he thought they were smart. Then he provided an exercise. One was to focus on a candle flame. I've got better things to do. I'm sure some might say I need to "think outside the box," but this just appeared to be a very long title that had very little meat. I don't care how passionate, or how much you whisper to accent a topic, bad content is bad content. I took the first CD out, and instead of thinking outside the box, I put the CD back in it and headed for a mailbox.
There are some aspects of this book I enjoyed and some I didn't. I really enjoyed the historical overview of each of his chosen geniuses. I learned a lot of facts about them that I didn't previously know. However some of the exercises were just dumb! I wish he would have concentrated more on factual evidence than his journals he speaks of. Nevertheless, I would recommend this book based on my interest in the history of those individuals.
This book held nothing new. Standard pop-psychology was the main theme in this book. There were however some minor facts of interest regarding the 10 people featured