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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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Jun 18, 12

really liked it
Read in June, 2012

There was so much that was interesting and informative about this book in terms of him dissecting the factors that make for unusual success. All that was much appreciated. Especially the 10,000 hours of work to get to the level of excellence.... something everyone who wants to be proficient at something knows. But he forgot the most important element: You have to LOVE it.

Gates didn't just happen to be a 13 yr old with a computer-- it was something that fascinated him. The Beatles obviously loved making music, the hockey players loved the sport. The love for something happens or is incipient in the task and then grows. That is maybe the first stroke of luck. First you love something, then you have a chance to do it, then you spend 10,000 hours.
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message 1: by Rachel (last edited Jul 01, 2012 02:48AM) (new)

Rachel ann thanku4this key oversight!
it brings2mind - have u read? - frank mccourt's path in teacher man, another unputdownable!LOVE from your swiss cuz

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