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Annie Murphy Paul: The Brilliant Blog

Thursday, August 8, 2013

What makes a brilliant person brilliant? Annie Murphy Paul may be the best person to answer this question. Her journalistic quest is to understand how people learn—and how we can learn better.

In the Brilliant Blog, Paul explores the latest findings on the process of learning. Her entries frequently dissect the quality of intelligence, as well as current methods of learning and accessing information.


The Brilliant Blog is an excellent reflection on how learners of all ages are both enabled and inhibited by our modern learning environment. A great resource for learning professionals (or anyone who wants to "learn smarter"), Paul's blog is filled with expert commentary on cutting-edge research and thought-provoking articles.

Her engaging, savvy writing pulls readers into the conversation, and it's not uncommon to find the comments section peppered with responses from industry experts.

A contributing writer for Time magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Slate (among others), Paul also blogs about learning for CNN, Forbes, mindSHIFT, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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