Why talent isn’t enough

This week I read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and also watched 20 Feet From Stardom, which in their own way both tell the same story. That story is that, no matter how talented you are, there are so many other factors that will determine whether the level of your success. 20 Feet From Stardom is a wonderful documentary about backing […]

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Why we all secretly prefer an untidy end to a story

Last night, the first series of acclaimed French drama The Returned finished its run on C4. The anticipation had been building for weeks, as question after question was raised about why dead people had come back to the Alpine town? Unsurprisingly, to me at any rate, the finale provided some answers, but ultimately raised many more questions. As a result, […]

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