Back in the day, when all roads of the Roman Empire radiated from Rome, it could easily be said that all roads led to Rome. These days, it’s not so much about roads as it is about web searches. It never ceases to amuse me where a search will lead and what it will unearth.
I am an avid reader of Garr Reynolds’ blog, Presentation Zen, all about ‘issues related to professional presentation design’. In his December 21st post, Update from Oregon, Garr references Guy Kawasaki, who made his name as a Macintosh evangelist back when he was an Apple employee.
Following the link to Guy’s site I immediately began scrolling the December posts, eventually landing on How to Not Choke, which interested me because a quick scan showed it related to the brain. At the end of that post there is an addendum mentioning Carol Dweck, along with links to Guy’s post about her, a YouTube video interview with her, and a link to The Secret of Raising Smart Kids, a Scientific American article written by her (and which did not come up when I initially did a search for ‘Carol Dweck’).
I first wrote about Carol Dweck at the end of December in Plasticity in Progress. All roads may have once led to Rome, but, in a roundabout way, all my blog reading habits (well, I only read one regularly ;-)) led to Carol Dweck.
p.s. It’s now June 27, 2008 and I just found another useful article about Dweck. In the May 21, 2007 online issue of Newsweek, Wray Herbert writes about Carol Dweck in Are We Who We Think We Are?