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A Scientist, Tycoon and the Third Private Citizen in Space

Posted 11 February 2011 | By | Categories: Book Reviews, History, Technology Landscape, Video & Film | 1 Comment

Tweet In a recent telephone interview with maverick scientist and business millionaire Greg Olsen, I asked him whether he had experienced an “aha” moment on his journey into outer space in 2005 — only the third “international” civilian ever to do so at the time. “All ten days were an aha moment but I didn’t […]

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Outliers: In 10 years, you too, could be hailed a “Genius”

Posted 21 April 2008 | By | Categories: Book Reviews | 1 Comment

Tweet Malcom Gladwell’s book Outliers is an entertaining account of how cultural or social contexts shape your success (or failure) whether you be a Mozart, Bill Gates or an unfulfilled genius such as Christopher Langan who has been billed the world’s smartest man (but not the necessarily the most successful.) At first glance there is […]