My Brilliant Brain: Make Me a Genius

In this the second installment of the documentary series My Brilliant Brain (click here to see all episodes), we meet Susan Polgar, the world's first female chess grandmaster.

When Susan was a small child, her father, psychologist Laszlo Polgar, was determined to show that genius is not necessarily born: it can be created. Having found inspiration on the rigorous and comprehensive tutelage offered to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by his father Leopold (which you can watch in this moving documentary), Laszlo decided to conduct a life-long experiment with his own daughter, in much the same way that James Mill educated his son, the 19th century British philosopher John Stuart Mill (who had read and understood most of the Latin and Greek classics, including Plato and Aristotle, among many other subjects like science and economics, by age 12).

If you have children and want them to really succeed in some aspect of their lives, here are some tips on how to get an early start.



I'm going to go make myself a genius now...
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