[Book Review] 8 Ways To Great: Peak Performance on the Job and In Your Life

I love lists. And the book, 8 Ways To Great: Peak Performance on the Job and In Your Life, by Dr. Doug Hirschhorn, is my favorite kind of list: what successful people do to stand out from the crowd. Dr. Doug, as he is known among the Wall Street elite, offers no earth-shaking surprises in his eight core peak performance principles. But that’s not the point. Because, for the most part, we know what to do to achieve excellence, just […]

Is It Better To Be Mixed Race?

As the offspring of a Swedish-German father and Korean mother, I’ve always been interested in the idea of “hybrid vigor,” something farmers have long experimented with in plants and animals. In “Is It Better To Be Mixed Race?” Aarathi Prasad, a geneticist and mother of a mixed race child, sets out to challenge the ideas of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are, in fact, biological advantages to being mixed race.