What does the focus on early achievement do to potential late bloomers?


Rich Karlgaard (Author & Publisher at Forbes Magazine)

Rich Karlgaard talks about the detrimental effects of an over-focus on early achievement within the educational system. According to Karlgaard, early achievers are validated early and often, while the majority of the students who may be late bloomers are ignored in the current system. He points out some of the important traits of a leader that may not develop until later in life including resilience, curiosity, and compassion.


About Author

Rich Karlgaard

Author & Publisher at Forbes Magazine

Rich Karlgaard, author of Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement, is the publisher of Forbes magazine and is based in Silicon Valley. He is a lecturer, pilot, and the author of four acclaimed previous books. A self-proclaimed late bloomer, he had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke), and after graduating, until age 26, worked as a dishwasher, night watchman, and typing temp before finally finding the intersection of his talents and drive that ultimately led him to his current career trajectory.

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Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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