Role Models, Talent Clusters and Affirmative Action: What Have People Who Look Like You Done Before?
Although humans blindly copy success through the emotion of awe, they don’t just copy any old successful person. They blindly copy successful people they think they could become. And this is where identity comes in and role models become highly political. Because now who is successful says things about the fairness of our society and why we and our group do or do not succeed in certain areas. Before we wade into the question of affirmative action, let’s take a look at how awe and identity lead to a phenomena that Dan Coyle, the author of the superb book The...Read More