Outliers: The Story of Success | Study Guide

Malcolm Gladwell

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Introduction In the 1960s Dr. Stewart Wolf discovered the rate of death from heart disease in Roseto, Pennsylvania, was half that of ... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 1 Author Malcolm Gladwell's goal in Outliers is to prove "there is something profoundly wrong with the way we make sense o... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 For years psychologists have believed "[a]chievement is talent plus preparation." However, the more they study achieveme... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 3 Lewis Terman, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, began studying "geniuses," or people with an IQ of 140 o... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 4 Christopher Langan grew up in Bozeman, Montana, in less-than-ideal circumstances. He was the eldest of four brothers, ea... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 5 Joe Flom was an extremely successful New York City lawyer. When he was starting out in the late 1940s, everything seemed... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 6 There are more "family feuds," or disputes between generations of families, in the South, particularly in the Appalachia... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 7 Korean Air suffered 17 times more plane crashes than almost any other airline between 1988 and 1998. For the most part, ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 8 Asian students have long been known to be better at math than their Western counterparts. Gladwell attributes this diffe... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 9 KIPP Academy in the South Bronx, New York City, isn't like other urban public schools. Its hours are longer, its holiday... Read More
Epilogue Gladwell ends Outliers: The Story of Success with an examination of the success of his own mother. Joyce Nation and her ... Read More
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