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『David and Goliath
~Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants』
/ Malcolm Gladwell
(Little Brown, p.275)
There is an important principle that guides our thinking
about relationship between parenting and money
- and that principle is that more is not always better.
What matters, in determining the likelihood of getting a
science degree, is not just how smart you are.
It's how smart you feel relative to the other people
in your classroom.
(Caroline Sacks, p.84)
He had no choice. He was such a terrible reader that
he had to scramble and adapt and come up with some kind
of strategy that allowed him to keep pace with everyone
(David Boies, p.112-113)
As the playwright George Bernard Show once put it:
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world:
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world
to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the
He had nothing to lose.
"My upbringing allowed me to be comfortable with failure."
(David Boies, p.123)
Gifted children and child prodigies seem most likely to emerge
in highly supportive family conditions. In contrast, geniuses have
a perverse tendency of growing up in more adverse conditions.
(Emil "Jay" Freireich,p.142)
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