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“World’s most creative man” to speak at Longwood

February 25, 2008

Dr. Andrei G. Aleinikov

Dr. Andrei G. Aleinikov, a creativity specialist who has been called “the world’s most creative man,” will speak Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium.

His talk, which will be followed by a reception, will cover the topics “Are you a hidden genius?” and “Ideal student and ideal professor – advanced methods of learning and teaching.” Aleinikov, who will be on the Longwood campus as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow during the week of March 24-28, is a scientific pioneer, educational leader, consultant, author and speaker who “believes there is genius in every person” and has “devoted his life to creating a nation of geniuses,” according to his web site.

A Russian native who lives in Monterey, Calif., Aleinikov founded the National Academy of Genius; is the father of novology, the science of newness and innovation; and the author of numerous books, including MegaCreativity: Five Steps to Thinking Like a Genius; and holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest written, printed and published book. A linguist by training, Aleinikov was once a colonel in the Russian army. He immigrated to the United States in 1992.