Lost in the Crowd – David Brooks’ review of Gladwell’s “Outliers”
December 17, 2008/Creativity
“Control of attention is the ultimate individual power. People who can do that are not prisoners of the stimuli around them. They can choose from the patterns in the world and lengthen their time horizons.” But why argue nature versus nuture. Perhaps, social arrangements nurture “personal control of attention” more in some cultures. Both/and rather than either/or.