Usain Bolt and Kansas

If you’re an avid follower of the Olympics like me, you make have noticed that often when the commentators refer to Usain Bolt, they note that he is from Jamaica, a country with a population the size of Kansas. This seems appropriate: giving context, spelling it out for dumb Americans, but when you think about … More Usain Bolt and Kansas

Grit and Determinism

Everybody and their mom has been talking about grit recently, probably due to the new pop-science book Grit by Angela Duckworth in the pop science vein of Malcolm Gladwell. I haven’t actually read it, so forgive me if I misspeak, but I’m going to criticize the concept anyways. The point of the book is that … More Grit and Determinism