Book Review #1

I might be a little behind here, but if you have kids, you have to read this book. Outliers was published in 2008! Where have I been? I saw everyone on the subway, at Starbucks and on park benches reading Gladwell’s other two bestsellers, The Tipping Point and Blink, but I had not heard about Outliers until two separate friends (also parents) recommended the book. We were all discussing the usual kid stuff: schools, having baby number 3, how guilty it made us feel to have “less” time for children born after the first, etc. I was in the middle of reading this “story of success” when we received interesting news about our almost 5 year old son Diego. His teacher and director of the school pretty much said, “your kid is in preschool and doing second grade work. Have you thought about alternative programs for him?” We were blown away and after reading this book, our heads cleared up a lot. In a nutshell, here is what Gladwell has to say. [Read more…]