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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 29, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1990
  • pp: 3072–3073

Are early achievers the only kind?

Malcolm Gladwell  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 21, pp. 3072-3073 (1990)

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People in the creative professions seem to be most productive early in adulthood: Jane Austen wrote PRIDE AND PREJUDICE before she was twenty-one; Albert Einstein published his first theory of relativity when he was twenty-six. This short discussion of an endlessly fascinating subject is reprinted, by permission, from The Washington Post of 16 Apr. 1990.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Malcolm Gladwell, "Are early achievers the only kind?," Appl. Opt. 29, 3072-3073 (1990)

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