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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

This is a short radio story on Adria's new book. More little tidbits about what makes him tick.

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  1. interesting quote:

    "As a boy, I didn't hang out in the kitchen watching all the people cook," he says. "I just started out much later in life, and this is really important because I wasn't passionate as a young person and that has given me a very pragmatic approach to my career and my profession. Not having this passion starting out as a young person really marked who I am today."

    I've always been fascinated by the differences between many successful people - those who grow up within an industry, immersed and consumed by it as they develop; and those who, like chef adria, came to their industry armed with life experience from elsewhere.

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    1. re: fooftales

      http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/20...

      Not exactly the same thing, but here Malcolm Gladwell writes about how precocious geniuses differ from late blooming geniuses.