Henry Oliver on Second Act: What Late Bloomers Can Tell You About Success and Reinventing Your Life

Ben Yeoh Chats | 19 April 2024 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Henry Oliver about his book Second Act: What Late Bloomers Can Tell You About Success and Reinventing Your Life. Explores the concept of late bloomers, elaborating on societal pressures, hidden talents, and how these impact individual successes at various life stages. Advocates for a broader recognition of potential beyond conventional timelines. Discusses the significance of networks, the role of luck, and the historical context of late blooming, challenging prevailing notions of talent and achievement. Delves into the philosophical contributions of John Stuart Mill, particularly focusing on his expansion of utilitarianism and its inadvertent influence on contemporary moral behaviors like vegetarianism. Offers advice on the importance of personalized approaches to absorbing content, seeking expertise, the application of tailored advice over generic guidance; and to ignore those who do not have recent advice experience.

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