In “David and Goliath,” Malcolm Gladwell delves into important ideas about power and accomplishment. He contends that children faced with difficult obstacles, such as dyslexia or the loss of a parent, often develop skills that make them successes later in life.
Eduardo Tricio, the businessman who brought the KIPP school model outside the U.S. for the first time and oversees Mexico’s biggest dairy producer and airline, was honored in New York last night by Worldfund, a nonprofit that trains teachers in Mexico and Brazil.
Like many others who read Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” when it came out five years ago, I was impressed by the 10,000-hour rule of expertise. I wrote a column (for a different publication) espousing the rule, which holds that to become a world-class competitor at anything from chess to tennis to baseball, all that’s required is 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.