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What You Can Learn from the Worlds Greatest Youth Violinist

Bill Gates, The Beatles and Chad Hoopes.  Chad Hoopes?  Who is that?   Hang on. As pointed out in Malcom Gladwell’s latest book, an Outlier is someone who lies outside the norms found in a bell curve.  So Outliers becomes a descriptive term for super achievers. These super performers,  who so outstrip the rest of the world with skills that dazzle, amaze, and inspire have several things in common.  For example Gladwell introduces the concept of 10,000 hours.  These shooting stars don’t just happen overnight.  They have paid their dues.  By doing some basic calculations Gladwell calculates that before they become
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