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Checkmate! Winning Life Strategies of a Chess Grandmaster

Magnus Carlsen of Norway is the youngest person ever to be ranked as the No. 1 chess player in the world. How can Magnus Carlsen's winning formula improve your level of success in life? Read More

Magnus Carlsen

Although I totally agree with the majority of the content expressed in this article, there is definitely a genetic element in prodigies such as Magnus Carlsen and others who accomplish genius feat in music etc. I don't think Carlsen belong to a group of people known as savants (not stating the article describes him as such). He's quite normal relatively speaking. But he there is an inheritance factor that is present in humans which makes some more highly probably to succeed at the genius level provided early exposure and other environmental factors are present.

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