Today, he's the successful publisher of Forbes magazine. But Rich Karlgaard says it wasn't until his 30s and 40s that he found his stride. That's just one of the reasons he wrote the book "Late Bloomers." In it, he argues that we are "trapped by our cultural worship of the precociously talented and the youthfully ambitious," and he proves it with case studies of people who peaked later in life — and were happier and more successful for it.
"Blooming has no deadline," he writes. "Our future is written in pencil, not carved in stone."
He joined MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation about how most of us do better as we age.
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