Becoming Supergenius, Part III: The Learning Project, Rites of Passage


Revelations from people of all ages exploring the meaning of learning and its role in their spirit, life, and growth.


The Becoming Supergenius series

I asked thirty-five people, with over 1,600 years of accumulated experience, how and why they learned. From their answers we can better understand any person’s journey to find their full potential.

Learning requires us to explore where our thinking comes from. Thinking is a complicated process. There is truth to every thought and some context in which every thought makes sense. We can’t examine every idea, as many are unimportant, but we don’t want to focus only on the important few. We need alternatives. We need directions.

We associate genius with aptitude, skill, intelligence, and success. I’ve invented the term “supergenius” to refer to something deeper. If geniuses blaze the trails we follow, supergeniuses blaze trails that we’re not yet ready to. Genius stands out; supergenius often does not.

Parts I and II of the series are titled Becoming Supergenius. They consist of an explanation of 328 points drawn from the original 35 interviews. This third part, The Learning Project, contains the edited transcripts and the background of these interviews.

Part III:
he Learning Project,
Rites of Passage

2019 IPPY Book of the Year Award Winner

     What’s it like to become fully human? In The Learning Project people of all ages and backgrounds recount lives of ecstasy, tragedy, success, and despair. Welcome your rites of passage, because without them you are unchanged.
     The Learning Project is a search for the kind of learning that is most important. It presents 35 in-depth interviews with people of all walks of life coming from different economic backgrounds, races, cultures, and political perspectives. Each person answers the question of how learning changed their life.
Some of these stories go back 15 years, others go back 150. They are stories of modern rites of passage echoing a mythology that goes back thousands of years. Locked in them is the secret to becoming human. I cannot give you the key, but you can find it.

The Learning Project is available for free as a web-based book that requires an internet connection to be read online. Print versions are available for purchase on Amazon and other retailers.

After purchasing this book here you’ll you’ll receive links to three files. One is a single sheet PDF that contains a link the book’s free, online home page. The other two are links to the .epub and .mobi files of the book itself.

If you’re impressed with the book, please tell people you know. If you’d like to write a review on Amazon that would be great. If you’d like to post a review to Goodreads, that’s good too.

These are important books. I expect they’ll will be around for a long time.

Digital eBook Versions

Upon purchasing this version of this book you’ll be shown file names and URLs of the digital versions of the book in both the .epub and .mobi (Kindle) formats. You’ll also receive a 1-page PDF description with links to the free, early, online version of the book that’s that includes selections from the original audio interviews.

Download either or both of the digital books to your local computer. You’ll will need an ebook reader to open these files. Epub and mobi readers are freely available for download for any platform.

To purchase paperback or hardcover copies go to the book’s webpage.



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