David Shenk is author, most recently, of The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ, which was just shortlisted for the Bristol Festival's 2011 Best Book of Ideas.

From Michael Jordan playing JV to Mozart's dismal early compositions to Usain Bolt's so-called sprinting gene, David Shenk says that geniuses are made not born—and asks why we still believe in the myth.