Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell Animated Book Review

Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell Animated Book Review

December 23, 2019 69 By Kailee Schamberger


hey this is going to be an animated book
review of the book outliers by Malcolm Gladwell ensure figure out why Asians
are so good at math you’ll have to wait to the end he starts off the book by
explaining that if you take a whole bunch of hockey players and look at
their birthdays there’s a pattern a pattern appears that
the top of the top the best hockey players are born in January February
March and he goes into analysis and he starts finding out that the reason for
this is because we’re here this will explain in a little bit better right so
you have months 123456789 10 11 12 and then you start over 123456789 10 11 12 and then after this
pattern for each grade of school there’s a cut off t if you were born before
December you are in the earlier great but if you’re born after December were
born into the next great and it was kind of hard to explain but it’s really easy
but it’s pretty cool once you understand it he says that those born in the
beginning of the year where towards the end of the cut-off date that is they
were actually 5678 almost a year older than their counterparts who were in
earlier dates he says that that those couple extra months were viewed as
talent it made those players stand out because that they got extra training
equipment extra gear when in reality they’re physical maturity was the thing
that made them better hockey players in there is actually a status than those
born in later months high school and college were more likely
to attempt suicide and that’s simply because they weren’t as good as skill
and this this is the first big principle that I kind of realized was that it does
matter when you were born that depending on which grade you get put into a few
were the youngest or if you’re the oldest of your class you were going to
be selected in your going to be better or worse than the rest of your class the
second principle as something called the 10,000 hour rule after now says a whole bunch of chess
grandmasters and other people who were really good at their craft when they
realized is that it takes around 10,000 hours to become the best of the best in
a truck when you start looking into it you realize Mozart some of his early
works weren’t even outstanding they weren’t even a star machine so I like to
view this as whenever you start something whenever you start playing the
piano are you starting a new instrument or a new programming language don’t
expect to be good at it within the first 10 20 50 hours you have to put in the
hours do you work really hard and creating your craft and getting really
good at it and this 10,000 hour rule can be found in ice skaters fiction writers
basketball players even master criminals were gonna take for example bill gates
that he was extraordinary when it came to programming but the secret behind
this was because in high school starting at the eighth grade he had access to one
of the world’s newest computers and he’s found in during the summer during his
summers he spent a lot of time understanding have a programming
language worked in fact the first seven months and he was allowed to use it he
spent over 1,500 hours in that works out to around eight hours a day for seven
days a week and for the next seven years he practiced wave has 10,000 hours in
this is worried he is so noted this helped him create Microsoft literally
that thousands of hours and hence taking time he put into it helped him become
wealthy in his skill and they also found that the difference between well sorry
and non wealthy parents is that wealthy parents take their children and have
them do stuff all the time they’re always busy they’re always at soccer
practice are always a violin practice they are always practicing their skills
and cultivating them to become better and this is principal number to the
10,000 hour rule you wanna get good at something you have to start putting in
the time now principal number three was a really cool I had kind of thought
about it a little bit but was really cool I’m gonna present these numbers to
you 485 3976 and I want you to see them out
loud or in your head around 20 seconds for a 5397 6485 3976 try to memorize them you can
possibly know if you need to know where they found out was the students of the
English language could remember about 50% of them or they can remember the
entire sequence about half of the time however Chinese students remember it
almost every single time and this is because to say the numbers for 853 9762
sub vocalize them in our throats there are more syllables and you cannot say
these numbers as quickly as you could and Chinese it when he realizes that
generally you have room two seconds of them short term memory of remembering
digits instance a Chinese can say these numbers extremely fast they were they
remember more of them in another little thing is our number system the English
number system 123456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 it’s a little strange you would
expect after 10 it would be something like one teen as opposed to 11 or two
team as opposed to 12 and this goes for 13 15 and other numbers like forty and
six years kinda close but fifty you would expect it to be 55433 teen China
Japan and Korea they actually do this more logically what they do is 11 is 10
112 is tend to animal a 24 is to tens for in because their language is set up
a little different by the age of five american children are
already a year behind their Asian counterparts in this kind of gets into
what I mentioned at the beginning of Asians are generally the people of the
aging culture are better at math so principal number three is that language
is important they’re moving under principle for so he explains little bit
about what rice patties are and how difficult they are to maintain the you
must put into the work you must put in he kinda mentions that 10,000 hour rule
you really have to work at these rice paddies in order to grow the rice and he
says that the cloture the Asian culture to grow these rice paddies it work really hard and they understand
that they need to work hard in order to grow the rice paddies he says then the
Western cultures in order to get more of a yield in order to get more corn we
just had to explain our technology but the Asian culture says we don’t
necessarily need to expand our technology we just need to work harder
we need to put more work into it and they found out that rights workers put
around 3,000 hours a year in the hot Sun in this kind of moves on to the main
principle of principle and reform which is they have this test is called the
team’s test in every four years they give it to a whole buncha countries in a
basically they balance the way it’s and see which countries really get a matter
which country is really good at science and what they found was that unless
tested 220 questions which is it’s pretty extensive I mean questions you’re
going to get tired by the end of it and that’s the end of it they included a
little questionnaire little survey to ask simple questions such as what your
favorite color or are you male or female just little questions like that are
questionnaires they didn’t really have you don’t have to put much thought into
it is hard to try and what they found was that the correlation between the
averages of the country’s was that questions answered on the questionnaire
was exactly the same as the math scores and they came up with the conclusion
that mathematics isn’t an innate ability it’s not something that you develop
automatically it’s in fact it’s an attitude is that the harder you try the
better you Matthew are going to be and I really like this principle in fact
principal them before the idea that something isn’t an innate ability talent
that you were born with that it is actually an attitude that it is
something that you can develop that you can cultivate this is my favorite
principal out of this book I have mentioned four principles and I want you
to leave a comment below telling me what’s your favorite principle is thanks
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