Is it true that »you’ve either got it or you haven’t«? Is it impossible to be successful without the right genes? Or is it the other way around? Is it a question of hard work and perseverance?
In the much-lauded meritocracy in which we live, the production of average all-rounders has become the top priority. But who decides what »normal« means? We don’t know what challenges the future will bring. But we can only meet them if we nurture the unique talents that lie dormant in us all. The new norm has to be deviating from the norm. Or to put it another way: we need peaks and freaks!
»In an imaginary dialogue with the reader, the author explains clearly and comprehensibly the latest research findings.«
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»The author invites readers to take part in an almost Socratic discussion and address philosophical questions, totally unpretentiously and on an equal footing.«