3. The dark years, and encouragement from Mr Jones

3. The dark years, and encouragement from Mr Jones

I had learnt a painful lesson: being good at some things doesn’t guarantee success at whatever else you might feel like doing. That had happened in 1993 and over the next decade or so I set out on the hard, ten-thousand-hour road of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers in search of some level of expertise. In the words of Roger Douglas, there was no alternative. Amidst the busy-ness of normal family life and a professional career with more than its fair share of medical politics I wrote and wrote. The
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