by Todd Rose
Recommended to me by a school administrator, Rose lays out a very compelling argument regarding the mindset of “average” in our society. Well-researched and well paced; he shows how and why we can to have an “average” at all, and then turns the concept on its head to show why it’s slowing us down. As an educator, I certainly took his ideas to heart when it comes to developing lesson plans and assessments for our students. His concepts go beyond education, also centering on the workplace and how we measure success and failure. This would be a good read for anyone in a position like HR, education, giving feedback to others or a parent looking to understand their child’s abilities.