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Late Bloomers

The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

Gebonden Engels 2019 9781524759759
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We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook—or even better, creating a start-up with the potential to be the next Google or Facebook or Uber. We see software coders become millionaires or billionaires before age thirty and feel we are failing if we are not one of them.

Late bloomers, on the other hand, are under – valued—in popular culture, by educators and employers, and even unwittingly by parents. Yet the fact is, a lot of us—most of us—do not explode out of the gates in life. We have to discover our passions and talents and gifts. That was true for author Rich Karlgaard, who had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke) and, after graduating, worked as a dish – washer and nightwatchman before finally finding the inner motivation and drive that ultimately led him to start up a high-tech magazine in Silicon Valley, and eventually to become the publisher of Forbes magazine.

There is a scientific explanation for why so many of us bloom later in life. The executive function of our brains doesn’t mature until age twenty-five—and later for some. In fact, our brain’s capabilities peak at different ages. We actually experience multiple periods of blooming in our lives. Moreover, late bloomers enjoy hid – den strengths due to taking the time to discover their way in life—strengths coveted by many em – ployers and partners, including curiosity, insight, compassion, resilience, and wisdom.

Based on years of research, personal experience, interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and countless people at different stages of their careers, Late Bloomers reveals how and when we achieve our full potential—and why today’s focus on early success is so misguided, and even harmful.


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Rich Karlgaard: ‘Laat jongeren eerst een vak leren’
Jeroen Ansink 8 november 2019 Bedrijven onderschatten het potentieel van hun oudere werknemers, zegt Forbes-uitgever Richard Karlgaard (65) in Late Bloomers. Anders dan vaak gedacht blijft ons brein zich tot op hoge leeftijd ontwikkelen. ‘De kwaliteiten die iemand tot een leider maakt vergaren we pas rond de vijftig.’
Harvest - Mei 2019 - Late Bloomers en The trillion dollar coach
Jeroen Ansink 28 mei 2019 Wat leest Amerika en wat waait waarschijnlijk over naar Nederland? 'Onze man in de VS' Jeroen Ansink doet maandelijks een rondje boekwinkels in New York.

Over Rich Karlgaard

Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine and author of its “Innovation Rules” column. He has been a longtime panelist on cable TV’s most popular business show, as well as a successful entrepreneur; Karlgaard co-founded Upside magazine, Garage.com, and Silicon Valley’s premier business forum, the 7,500-member Churchill Club. He is a past regional winner of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Karlgaard, a Stanford graduate, resides in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit RichKarlgaard.com.

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2. The cruel fallacy of human measurement
3. A kinder clock for human development
4. Worth the wait: The six strengths of late Bloomers
5. Create your own healthy culture
6. Quit! Subversive advice for late Bloomers
7. The superpower that is Self-Doubt
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