Everything Costs: The Sacrifice of “Success”

I found this sobering illustration of the cost of success in a recent David Sedaris feature for the New Yorker entitled “Laugh, Kookaburra.” Pat was driving, and as we passed the turnoff for a shopping center she invited us to picture a four-burner stove. “Gas or electric?” Hugh asked, and she said that it didn’t [Read More...]

On Success and Hard Work: Interesting Books I Want to Read

1. Geoff Colvin’s Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everyone Else.  Colvin is the senior editor of Fortune magazine and should have some interesting things to say.  Here’s the book’s website blurb: “Why are some people so extraordinarily creative and innovative? Why can some continue to perform great at ages when conventional [Read More...]


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