Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell, Part 1, Chapter 5 uccess is not a random act. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, New Yorker, New York Magazine, Revisionist History Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Cultural Legacy Historical aspects of culture still affecting today’s behaviors Practical Intelligence Knowing what to say and when—and how to say it for maximum effect Outlier Someone or something that stands apart from a group Key Average hours per day 16-year-old Bill Gates spent programming software 8 IQ of Christopher Langan, who has one of the highest known IQs—nearly double the average IQ of 100 195 270 Eight-hour performances the Beatles played in Hamburg, Germany, in 1960–62 Percentage of elite junior and professional hockey players born between January and March 40 Outliers By the Numbers A reporter turned social science writer, Gladwell is a mainstay of personal bookshelves and best-seller lists. Between books he has been a staff writer for the New Yorker, the creator of the Revisionist History podcast, and a frequent public speaker. Outliers is his third book. MALCOLM GLADWELLBORN 1963 Author Seemingly insignificant things, even your birthday, make a big difference. Opportunity as Key to Success Actions and attitudes of generations past impact behaviors of today. Cultural Legacies & Achievement Even so-called prodigies need 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. 10,000-Hour Rule Everyone loves a success story and wonders about the climb to the top. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell uses academic research and anecdotal evidence to demonstrate how circumstances and cultural legacies are just as important as talent and ambition when it comes to the quest for success. Secrets of Their Success MAIN IDEAS English Original Language 2008 Year Published Malcolm Gladwell Author Outliers Nonfiction Nonfiction

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