Late Bloomers

My review of Rich Karlgaard’s inspiring book, Late Bloomers.

It’s a nice idea that success can come at any point in life. You don’t have to be Mark Zuckerberg, vaulting up the rich-list rankings in his 20s, or Pete Buttigieg, running for president at 37. You can wait until you are more evolved and take what Rich Karlgaard calls, in “Late Bloomers,” the “slower walk of discovery.” It’s a message that will doubtless be welcomed by midcareer middle managers or anyone else who feels, well into adult life, that his or her abilities have not been properly put to use or sufficiently recognized. The question, though, is whether it’s true—or at least true at any kind of scale to matter.