Though it may be outside the limited scope of this blog, to the extent that hard work is a necessary attribute that applies to all endeavors, everyone should be interested in an op-ed article by Thomas Friedman found here in today’s New York Times about why countries like India are racing countries like France to the top, in part because in India they try to work 35 hours a day instead of preserving 35-hour work weeks, and nodoby in India expects 6 weeks of vacation a year. Food for thought.