Outliers, the story of success

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About a book by Malcolm Gladwell.

Outliers, The Story of Success is about what make people slowly rises from below towards success?

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Outliers, the story of success

  1. 1. • The Matthew Effect • 10000 Hour Rule • TheTrouble with Geniuses • Three Lessons of Joe Flom OPPORTUNITY (Extraordinary circumstances) • Harlan, Kentucky. • The EthnicTheory of Plane Crashes • Rice Paddies and MathTest • Marita’s Bargain LEGACY (Cultural legacies)
  2. 2. • The Matthew Effect • 10000 Hour Rule • TheTrouble with Geniuses • Three Lessons of Joe Flom OPPORTUNITY (Extraordinary circumstances)
  3. 3. Level Amount of hours Elite performer 10000 Good students 8000 Future music teachers A bit above 4000
  4. 4. Case study Their extraordinary opportunities Born in Important events in the era Phase during important events (Age) Bill Joy University of Michigan, 1971 1954 Personal computer revolution in 1975 Teenage (19-20 yo) BillGates Lakeside Computer club, 1968 1955 Steve Jobs MountainView, ~1970s 1955 The Beatles Hamburg, 1960- 1962 1940 (Lennon, Starr) 1942 (McCartney) 1943 (Harrison) British Invasion intoAmerica’s music scene in 1964. Teenage (Middle 20s) John D. Rockefeller America, 1860s- 1870s 1839 America’s economic transformation in 1860s-1870s Teenage (21-25 yo)Andrew Carnegie 1835 J.P. Morgan 1837
  5. 5. A group C group • Overwhelmingly came from upper and middle class. • Half of the fathers have collage degrees and beyond. • Have their house full of books. • Mainly lower class. • 1/3 of the parents are collage dropouts before 8th grade.
  6. 6. • Harlan, Kentucky. • The EthnicTheory of Plane Crashes • Rice Paddies and Math Test • Marita’s Bargain LEGACY (Cultural legacies)

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