Genius at Play: Secrets of the International Toy Industry Revealed

Tal Schreiber explains what it takes to invent a toy, what kids should get out of it and why timing is the secret to it all.

Tal Schreiber says she can arrange for me to meet with the inventor of Furby. She suggests that photos be taken in the home of Haim Shafir, who’s behind the Taki card game. To my question of how old she is, she replies, “I was born a year after the Barbie doll, in 1960.”