Monthly Archives: August 2014

Old Dogs, old tricks and reaching one’s prime.

Studies of outstanding achievements show that innate or “natural” ability is a crucial entry qualification for a distinguished career playing music 1 or chess 2 but that most of the vast differences in achievement between excellent and internationally outstanding players are due … Continue reading

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Procrastination in old Age

Ivan Gonchorov [ 1 ] invented Ilia Ilitch Oblomov, a rich landowner, who woke up every day realizing how urgent it was to work out how to rescue his failing estate. After half an hour of fret he would decide … Continue reading

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