kitchen table math, the sequel: 20 years at the kitchen table

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

20 years at the kitchen table

Karen H just emailed me this passage from a Malcolm Gladwell article on late bloomers:
We’d like to think that mundane matters like loyalty, steadfastness, and the willingness to keep writing checks to support what looks like failure have nothing to do with something as rarefied as genius.But sometimes genius is anything but rarefied; sometimes it’s just the thing that emerges after twenty years of working at your kitchen table.