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Bringing Up Genius The Chronicle of Higher Education Fifty years later in a leafy suburb of St. Louis, I met one of Laszlo’s daughters. László Polgár (born 11 May in Gyöngyös), is a Hungarian chess teacher and educational In , Polgár told the Washington Post: “A genius is not born but is educated and a child is . Nevelj zsenit! (Bring Up Genius!). Before Laszlo Polgár conceived his children, before he even met his wife, he knew he was going to raise geniuses. He’d started to write a book.

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In reading those biographies, he had “identified a common theme—early and intensive specialization in a particular subject. Bring Up Genius 3 Dec 09, Aug 28, Mahmoud Kaya rated it really liked it Shelves: The parents decided this before they conceived their children and considered ideas polgxr their education. It is quite common that Farkas will ask something like “What is the proper amount of X to do?

László Polgár

Queen of chess player makes the right moves”. Apr 04, Sombrero Doble rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Bring Up Genius! Dec 16, Mohammed Alsayani marked it as to-read.

His arguments consist mostly of vague allusions to some studies, and pithy lines quoted from famous figures. He is also considered bringg pioneer theorist in child-rearing, who believes “geniuses are made, not born”.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think this is profoundly true, I think the first years of life are so important in terms of how thought processes are formed.

This presentation means that Polgar does not manage to clearly set forth his system, instead responding only briefly on each of several points, with seemingly off-the-cuff answers that breezily dismiss certain topics. View all 18 comments. Mohamed Mansy rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Those interested in education.

Bring Up Genius! by László Polgár

Feb 10, Burger Powpow rated it it was amazing. Before he had any children, he wrote a book entitled Bring Up Genius! In my whole life I have endeavored to realize high moral values; I have always believed in moral ideas, and as a pedagogue and a father I have always disseminated them. My parents spent most of their time with us; they travelled with us [when we played abroad], and were in control of what was going on.

This book focused largely on their chess tuition, it would have been interesting to hear what their broader alszlo consisted of.

Chess is very objective and easy to measure. Dec 07, Amgad Ajloni is currently reading it.

The Polgar sisters developed their impressive chess skills in a favorable environment conducive to very diligent, hard work. He authored well-known chess books such as Chess: That, and a general spirit of striving for excellence and not socially-accepted mediocrity, is the essence of the programme.


No genis or quizzes yet. Laszlo went on to prove his theory by raising three exceptional female chess players – Susan Polgar achieved the GM title at 21, Judit Polgar at 15, and sister Sofia is a strong IM.

Of course, the interviewer being essentially friendly to him means that no strong criticisms are levelled and debated, so the exchanges seem facile and self-congratulatory. Ask the Polgar sisters”.

Bring Up Genius! (Nevelj zsenit!)

Not a terribly informative read, unless you are specifically interested in the Polgar sisters and even then, I think there will be better biographies. My father and mother are exceptional pedagogues who can motivate and tell it from all different angles. View brinf 4 comments. An early result was Susan’s winning the Budapest Chess Championship for girls under 11 at the age of four.

Later, chess for me became a sport, an art, a science, everything together.