The pursuit of diversity in outliers a book by malcolm gladwell

They focused specifically on 88 papers that collected and recorded data about practice times. I really struggled with this book — I loved every minute of it, but I still felt remarkably challenged by it. First he talks about ice hockey and a fascinating fact about the birthdays of the best players.

What great successes need is not the highest IQ but a high IQ, accompanied by other factors.

Outliers: The Story of Success

That is going to make them look like they are better players than you are — and they will be too. And in this cult of celebrity we even get a chance to live vicariously in the reflection of their glory. Having come from the working class, even a particularly radical end of it, I can still see aspects of this deference in my own character and this was perhaps the most challenging part of the book for me.

Macnamara and colleagues have subsequently performed a comprehensive review of 9, research papers about practice relating to acquiring skills. And then we compound that advantage, by giving the older kids more practice, more experience in games and then more experience and more practice until there is no way the kid who happened to be born on the wrong side of the cut off date has any chance of catching up.

Now it is your turn. This phenomenon in which " the rich get richer and the poor get poorer " is dubbed "accumulative advantage" by Gladwell, while sociologist Robert K.

His bigger point about culture and plane crashes still stands and is remarkable. We buy books that tell us over and over again what we already know and believe. This act inadvertently saved the slave and her offspring from a life of brutal servitude.

Exceptional success, Gladwell suggests, comes with the 10,hour rule, which seems to be the common amount of practice required by all sorts of high achievers before they become real outliers.

The culture that we are from has a remarkable impact on the rest of our lives. Innate ability does not exist and ability is actually a function of effort expended.

I noticed that Ginnie points to a pilot who disputes some of what Gladwell says about culture and plane crashes, but this is a minor point. Sauro found that, although the — category held the most births, "[a] software millionaire is more than twice as likely to be born outside the to window than within it.

A year at 10 is a huge difference, a huge advantage.

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He draws on little-known studies and academic sources, and this provides ammunition for his critics.In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand "A fascinating book that makes you see the world in a different way." — Fortune Outliers: the story of success / Malcolm Gladwell.

As the book unfolds there is a hunger for something deeper and more profound that never turns up.

So much for the self-made man

Unlike Tipping Point and Blink, where Gladwell's weaving of facts and argument led to a seemingly new revelation, Outliers ends up being rather less than the sum of its parts. I guess that inadvertently tells us something else about success.

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