Sitzbook Review: “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell

I'm still in Sitzbook housecleaning mode, so I'll keep doing a few more posts with some random quotes from books that I've liked recently. Here are two from Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success. "The historian David Arkush once compared Russian and Chinese peasant proverbs, and the differences are striking. 'If God does not bring it, the earth will not give it' is a typical Russian proverb. That's the kind of fatalism and pessimism typical of a repressive feudal system, where peasants Read more [...]