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Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell O u t l i e r s T HE S TORY OF S UCCESS M ALCOLM G LADWELL Book Summary by: Warren Barhorst.

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1 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell O u t l i e r s T HE S TORY OF S UCCESS M ALCOLM G LADWELL Book Summary by: Warren Barhorst

2 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell out li er\-,lī(-ə)r\ noun 1.Something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body 2.A statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample

3 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Roseto Mystery No suicide No alcoholism No addiction No welfare No crime No ulcers 41% of calories from fat Big fat smokers These people were dying from old age, thats it.

4 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Roseto Mystery Must have been genetics Must have been diet Must have been exercise Must have been the area the lived Must have been….

5 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Roseto Mystery What caused it? 22 Civic organizations Three generations under one roof Friends talking on the street Transplanted the Paesani culture from Southern Italy Insulated them from the pressures of the modern world

6 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Matthew Effect For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. - Matthew 25:29

7 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Matthew Effect People dont rise from nothing. We do owe something to parentage and patronage. The people who stand before kings may look like they did it all by themselves. But in fact they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantage and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot.

8 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Matthew Effect What makes an all-star and all-star coaches might as well have told everyone born after midsummer that they should pack their bags and go home. They have to practice hard but they do have a hidden opportunity over others.

9 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Matthew Effect Whats you hidden opportunity?

10 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The 10,000 - Hour Rule In Hamburg, we had to play for eight hours. - John Lennon

11 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The 10,000 - Hour Rule Not all hockey players born in January become all-stars Do they have innate talent? Achievement is talent plus preparation. Preparation plays the biggest role

12 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The 10,000 - Hour Rule What makes a musician? Practice Music Teachers = 4,000 hours Good Musicians = 8,000 hours Great Musicians= 10,000 hours / 10 Years There Are No Naturals and No Grinds!

13 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The 10,000 - Hour Rule The Beatles Started in 1957 Hamburg Performed 1200 times before burst of success Landed in America 1964 Sgt Peppers 1967

14 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The 10,000 - Hour Rule They work much, much harder. In study after study and industry after industry The Magic Number is? 10,000 hours It seems that is takes the brain this long to assimilate all that is needs to know to achieve true mastery. -Daniel Levitin

15 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The 10,000 - Hour Rule Bill Gates 1955 / 1968 / Lakeside / U of W / C 3 / TRW Paul Allen 1953 / 1968 / Lakeside / U of W / C 3 / TRW Steve Jobs 1955 / 1969 / Silicon Valley / Hewlett Packard Bill Joy 1954 / 1971/ U of M / Bug / Summer Job / Unix Whats your Hamburg?

16 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 1 Knowledge of a boys IQ is of little help if you are faced with a formful of clever boys. - Liam Hudson

17 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 1 Average IQ = 100 Einstein IQ = 150 Henry Crowell IQ = 140 Chris Langan IQ = 195 Termites Genetic Studies of Genius by Lewis Terman Nothing can hold folks this smart back, right? It is more about opportunity than it is about talent!

18 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 1 A basketball player only has to be tall enough A mature scientist with an adult IQ of 130 is as likely to win a Nobel Prize as one whose IQ is Liam Hudson The relationship between success and IQ works only up to a point. You only have to be smart enough!

19 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 1 Extraordinary intelligence is of little use if we want to understand a persons chance of being successful in the world.

20 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 2 After protracted negotiations, it was agreed that Robert would be put on probation.

21 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 2 Chris Langan - Harvard backwards Robert Oppenheimer – Tried to kill his tutor. Get the world to see things your way!

22 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 2 Do you have Practical Intelligence? Knowing what to say Knowing whom to say it to Knowing when to say it Knowing how to say it

23 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 2 Where does Practical Intelligence come from? Born smart – IQ is innate Social savvy is learned knowledge

24 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Troubles with Genius, Part 2 Two types of Parenting Heavily involved and scheduled –Creates the right to pursue their individualism Not involved and unscheduled –Creates a sense of distance It is not genetic, its not racial, its cultural

25 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Three Lessons of Joe Flom Mary Got a Quarter

26 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Three Lessons of Joe Flom Successful people dont do it alone. Where they come from matters. Theyre products of particular places and environments.

27 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Three Lessons of Joe Flom 1.The Importance of Being Jewish Being told no 2.Demographic Luck Texas 3.The Garment Industry and Meaningful Work Generational evolution

28 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Harlan Kentucky Die like a man, like your brother did!

29 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Harlan Kentucky Hatfields and McCoys Farmers and herders Culture of honor Understand and overcome your cultural legacy

30 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Ethnic Theory of Plan Crashes Captain, the weather radar has helped us a lot.

31 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell The Ethnic Theory of Plan Crashes It takes a series of events (7) Hierarchy Cultural communications Cultural ambiguity You must communicate up and down the hierarchy and and across the cultural highway

32 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Rice Paddies and Math Tests No one who can rise before dawn 360 days a year fails to make his family rich.

33 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Rice Paddies and Math Tests Rice paddies are not simple crop fields Great yield requires details attention Size of a hotel room Complex meaningful work Effort equals reward

34 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Rice Paddies and Math Tests Math system creates success 23 is two – tens – three = 59 Convert words to numbers 3 10s 7 and 2 10s 2 = 5 10s 9 No conversion

35 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Rice Paddies and Math Tests Position of proverbs Russian Proverb: If God does not bring it the earth will not give it. Chinese Proverbs: –If man works hard, the land will not be lazy. –No food without blood and sweat. –Dont depend on heaven for food, but on your own two hands carrying the load. Cultural legacy helps with success

36 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Maritas Bargain All of my friends now are from KIPP Lessons of the rice paddy in American cities

37 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Maritas Bargain Overcome your cultural legacy KIPP Academy 5 th to 8 th –50% African American –50% Hispanic –75% from single parent homes –90% qualify for free lunch

38 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Maritas Bargain Hard work – Long Hours – New Friends Long Commute 7:25 AM to 5:00 PM some till 7:00 PM –Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM –Summer 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 50% to 60% more learning time Homework till Midnight Discipline and SSLANT protocol

39 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Maritas Bargain Success 84% at grade level or above Test Scores equal in math to the best schools in America 90% Scholarships to private or parochial high schools 80% attend college

40 Source: Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell Take Away Give and Live a happy life Be thankful and find your hidden opportunity There are no child prodigies. 10,000 hours You only have to be smart enough Develop your knowledge and practical intelligence Keep moving forward… no may mean yes Cultural legacy Communication is critical Positive attitude and hard work Anybody can do it The outlier in the end is not an outlier at all.


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