Thursday, December 18, 2008

Excellent Book Review

The book is Outliers, the author is Malcolm Gladwell. The review is here.

A great bit is:

"Most successful people also have a phenomenal ability to consciously focus their attention. We know from experiments with subjects as diverse as obsessive-compulsive disorder sufferers and Buddhist monks that people who can self-consciously focus attention have the power to rewire their brains."

I intend to read this as soon as I can. A review will follow.






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7 comments:

JJ said...

The uber-smart rest on a strong and healthy middle stratum. I'll check this out, too.

Anonymous said...

Talent, hard work, and what's often left out: the right 'positioning'!!

Sra said...

A friend of mine is reading this right now. Her review: "Wow!" That was enough for me to add it to my list as well.

tina said...

Excellence lives on top of a strong mediocrity.

Doug said...

Is it just me, or isn't out society too obsessed with excellence?
Whatever happened to rejoicing in the moderate, middle point of achievement?
Since so many of us are in the middle, you'd think more literature and research would celebrate us, no?

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's like, come on, get yourself a new brain as if the current 'synaptic connections' are not good enough....

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's like, come on, get yourself a new brain as if the current 'synaptic connections' are not good enough....