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Subject: There is no such thing...
Date Posted: 4/24/2010 8:47 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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as an overnight success.  Have you read this book?  This is a "must read" if you're in the field of education, IMO.

Outliers: The Story of Success :: Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-13: 9780316024976 - ISBN-10: 031602497X
This book had me from the very first chaper. I still have half the book to go!
Amazing background information on The Beatles and Bill Gates, too.
ETA: You can find it at your library under Dewey decimal number 302.
BTW this book is on a lot of peoples' wishlist...625 or 1369 (depending on the ISBN you choose) according to PBS!

Last Edited on: 4/24/10 8:59 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/24/2010 3:45 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
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Yes.  A fantastic book.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 3:45 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I really enjoyed it on audio.   Very interesting.