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Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert

Are you a genius? Do you have genius? Does everyone have genius? Elizabeth Gilbert raises and discusses the question of genius in this presentation.

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“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

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