The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

by Todd Rose


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062358363
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 147,652
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Todd Rose is the director of the  Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. He is also the cofounder of The Center for Individual Opportunity, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society. He lives  in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Look-Alike Competition 1

Part I The Age of Average

1 The Invention of the Average 19

2 How Our World Became Standardized 39

3 Overthrowing the Average 59

Part II The Principles of Individuality

4 Talent Is Always Jagged 77

5 Traits Are a Myth 99

6 We All Walk the Road Less Traveled 123

Part III The Age of Individuals

7 When Businesses Commit to Individuality 147

8 Replacing the Average in Higher Education 165

9 Redefining Opportunity 183

Acknowledgments 193

Notes 197

Index 233

About the Author 247

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