Friday, May 2, 2014

Success breeds success

You're a winner. On a roll. Beginner's luck. Some Researchers at Stony Brook University in NY decided to see whether early success produced significant later success.

Finding: Early success not based on merit may produce inequality in achievement, whatever that means. But great early success did not produce later success. In other words (I think), huge amounts of early success did not result in huge amts of later success.

What you are looking for is a "self-propelling cascade of success." You don't always get that.

They researchers did find that getting early financial support for a project resulted in more chance of other financial support.

I can see that--that is how they got to the study, probably.

I want a cascade of success--that sounds pretty nifty.

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