About Me

Ithaca, New York
MWF, now officially 42, loves long walks on the beach and laughing with friends ... oh, wait. By day, I'm a mid-level university administrator reluctant to be more specific on a public forum. Nights and weekends, though, I'm a homebody with strong nerdist leanings. I'm never happier than when I'm chatting around the fire, playing board games, cooking up some pasta, and/or road-tripping with my family and friends. I studied psychology and then labor economics in school, and I work in higher education. From time to time I get smug, obsessive, or just plain boring about some combination of these topics, especially when inequality, parenting, or consumer culture are involved. You have been warned.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

#109 - Outliers

Ratcheting up more books and still behind. 109 was Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, & Co., 2008). Another book in the Blink and The Tipping Point mode; a novel way of looking at and provocative theories about phenomena you may or may not have considered before, but certainly won't look at the same way again. You don't have to buy it all, but it's still a neat read.

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