Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

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Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell


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  • Outliers

    Some people stand out like Redwood trees in a forest of Poplars. Outliers seeks to identify why some people fall outside/rise above the standard. In statistics, you have the median, the norm, and then these anomalies: the Outliers. They fall outside the common grouping and we want to know why to rep

  • Opportunities & Sacrifice

    Ironically Gladwell found that Outliers had a few items in common. The biggest one was that the people who rise above the rest seize every opportunity that is presented to them. At one point in his book, he states that to collect 10,000 hours of experience a person has to have the right surroundings

  • Cultural Work Ethic

    One final note on cultures is that cultures have unique work ethics. These ethics range from working over 3,000 hours a year toiling laboriously in the sun in China to taking entire summers off in America. Saying all Chinese persons work hard from before sunrise to sunset year-round is a generalizat

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