Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008 Edition: 1st ed Description: 309 p. : ill. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780316040341 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB), 0316040347 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB), Language: English
The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame
The Roseto mystery -- The Matthew effect (Matthew 25:29) -- The 10,000 hour rule (Hamburg) -- The trouble with geniuses & IQ -- The lessons of Joe Flom -- Harlan, Kentucky -- The ethnic theory of plane crashes -- Rice paddies and math tests -- Marita's bargain (KIPP) -- A Jamaican story
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