What is Giftedness?

Every child is unique as most parents would readily testify. Yet, there are individuals who stand out for their singular accomplishments. What sets apart a poet like Rabindranath Tagore, a researcher and institution builder like Vikram Sarabhai or a successful CEO like Mark Zuckerberg? Is it merely the 10,000 hour rule of deliberate practice, favourable socio-economic circumstances or old-fashioned good luck… or is there something more to the mix?

Research on giftedness and talent strongly suggests that ‘early cognitive ability’ has more effect on achievement than effort, environment factors or luck. Until the…



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