Posts Tagged ‘success’

  • Charisma and Glamour with human capital equal success

    Charisma or Glamour Power?

    Nov 2, 13 • 662 Views • No Comments

    Jackie Kennedy had glamour while Eleanor Roosevelt had charisma. In her blog and soon to be published book, Bloomberg View writer Virginia Postrel describes the difference: Or, as she explains, “Charisma is a personal quality that inspires followers to...  [read more]

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    Human Capital Formation: 10,000 Hour Rule

    Mar 3, 13 • 255 Views • No Comments

    For human capital formation, 10,000 hours could be crucial. I was at Lincoln Center several nights ago. Listening to a wonderful performance of Chopin’s Polonaise, I wondered how much the pianist practiced. That took me to Malcolm Gladwell....  [read more]

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    Human Capital: The Year You Were Born

    Feb 26, 13 • 272 Views • No Comments

    Your human capital might be affected by your birth date. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that children born during the Great Depression had an advantage. Economic contraction meant couples had fewer babies. A cohort with fewer children, 1930s babies...  [read more]

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    Michael Lewis and the Extra Cookie

    Jun 27, 12 • 279 Views • No Comments

    During his 2012 Princeton Baccalaureate Address, financial writer Michael Lewis describes a college psychology experiment in which students were divided into teams, each composed of 3 people with a randomly assigned a leader. Given a social problem like...  [read more]

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    Does Luck Matter?

    Oct 31, 11 • 229 Views • No Comments

    In Las Vegas, the 2010 World Series of Poker was composed of 32,000 players and 57 separate tournaments. For the final event, $9 million was at stake. Freakonomics economist Steve Levitt and U. of Chicago law professor Thomas Miles studied the poker world...  [read more]