Morrissey is one of the Top 100 Living Geniuses in the Synectics Survey of Contemporary Genius 2007

2 November 2007

Morrissey is one of the Top 100 Living Geniuses listed in the Synectics Survey of Contemporary Genius 2007, a report published this week by a global consulting firm.

According to the report, the firm conducted a survey of 4,000 people in the United Kingdom, asking them to nominate up to 10 living people whom they considered to qualify as geniuses. Drawing upon the survey results, a panel of six consultants compiled the report's list of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today.

The report describes five factors as defining characteristics of genius: paradigm shifting, popular acclaim, intellectual power, achievement, and cultural importance.