Old 05-30-2012, 07:07 PM
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rusbob
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You should read "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. It goes into some depth as to the factors that go into making people successful. Common intrinsic factors are work ethic (10,000 hours of practice to become an expert) and a minimal IQ (but not necessarily a high one). Extrinsic factors include opportunities (Bill Gates had access to a computer at his high school) and year of birth (how many computer giants existed when Gates started Microsoft?). Very interesting read with lot of examples like Gates, the Beatles, etc.
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