The Geography of Genius

  • It takes a city to recognize genius
  • It needs someone to nurture it, and to bet on it
  • It’s not just creation of ideas, but enrichment and perfection of ideas
  • The city needs to provide platform for it, be it social spaces or walking grounds
  • Complementary skills coming together is the key
  • Invisible helpers
  • 3Ds
    • Diversity: Not ethnicity, but openness to experiments and ideas
    • Discernment: Judgement and sifting out bad ideas
    • Disorder