“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” (Henry Ford)
“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” (Albert Einstein)
Some weeks ago, a colleague of mine recommended me a book called “Outliers – The story of success” by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s about successful people and understanding why they were able to outperform in their specific field. Other studies or books focused on intelligence, ambition – the classic story of someone, who started from nothing and became highly successful just by being talented and working hard. Without a doubt, most people who excel in their field actually do have talent and work hard. But to achieve huge success, make a fortune and become popular in a specific field, there seem to be many other factors that come into play and which are not obvious at first sight. Therefore, Gladwell looks at information about their family, birthplace, or even their birth date and analyzes this data. By doing that, he revealed other factors which were essential for the success of these people in their specific field. I really recommend this book – you can find it here: http://www.amazon.de/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0316017930
As I told you recently, I started to learn Spanish and made my first baby steps as I am now able to introduce myself in three different ways, telling people how I am usally called by others, telling people what my favorite nickname is, greeting other people and so on – as I said, it’s still baby steps but I will be holding on and keep you updated about my progress. ;-)
I wanted to start learning Spanish for quite a long time. Now I finally bought a basic language course as well as an advanced language course on DVD – let’s see how this works out … I’ll keep you updated.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” (George Bernard Shaw)
The father of many highly successful products as the iPod, the iPhone or the iPad died of cancer at the age of 56 – RIP.
“Don’t aim for success if you want it. Just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” (David Frost)
“Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.” (Tom Peters)