Pacific Collegiate School, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz – Cowell College and Bookshop Santa Cruz, present Rich Karlgaard in conversation with UC Santa Cruz Cowell Provost Alan Christy. Karlgaard will discuss LATE BLOOMERS: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. This free event is open to the Santa Cruz community and will take place at Stevenson Event Center at UC Santa Cruz. Books will be for sale, provided by Bookshop Santa Cruz.
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We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement. Late bloomers, on the other hand, are undervalued—in popular culture, by educators and employers, and even unwittingly by parents. Yet the fact is, a lot of us do not explode out of the gates in life. Rich Karlgaard, who had a mediocre academic career and then worked as a dishwasher, ultimately found the motivation and drive to start a high-tech magazine and eventually become the publisher of Forbes.
Late Bloomers is a groundbreaking exploration of how finding one’s way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness.
“Late Bloomers spoke to me deeply as a parent of two millennials and as a coach to many new college grads (the children of my friends and associates). It’s a bracing tonic for the anxiety they are swimming through, with a facts-based approach to help us all calm down.”—Robin Wolaner, founder of Parenting magazine
“Late Bloomers is a profoundly important book. It will immeasurably and happily improve the lives of millions of kids, parents, baby boomers—just about all of us. Ben Franklin, the prototypical American who pursued numerous and different endeavors during his long and fruitful life, would have been impressed by what Rich Karlgaard has wrought here.”—Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media