What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein have in common? What makes some people so spectacularly innovative, producing triumph after triumph, often in fields in which they have no specialized training?

In this eye-opening IVY Salon Discussion, we’re going to find out what it takes to be a Creative Genius: (and learn the) 5 Key Traits of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World with NYU-Stern School of Business Professor Melissa A. Schilling. Drawing upon original research in her latest work, Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World, Melissa will delve deeply into the lives of history’s greatest geniuses to identify the traits and experiences that led them to success.

Offering specific and illuminating examples of innovators and their stories, Melissa entertains and informs, leaving us knowing which quirks and characteristics define genius and lead to world-changing ideas.


View all posts