From whence genius?

mtg004.jpgI like Malcom Gladwell’s books “Blink” and “The Tipping Point”. While you may not agree with the writer’s ideas and arguments, they certainly do make you think about the world you inhabit a little more. He’s got a new book out called “Outliers: The Story Of Success” which questions the romanticized notion that genius and geniuses spring forth fully formed from their parents regardless of social, environmental or educational advantage.

I grabbed the following article off the feeds earlier this month, and since then have heard the author interviewed on NPR, and I have to say, it’s thought provoking.

### Links [A gift or hard graft?](http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/15/malcolm-gladwell-outliers-extract)

[Gladwell.com](http://www.gladwell.com)