This was on my daughter summer reading for ninth grade honors English, and she was really hesitant to read it. Now that she‘s done she‘s really at me to read it also so we can talk about it. I love that she‘s able to make recommendations to me and we can share the joy of reading in a different way now that she‘s older! (this is her when I came to see her at work, with her cash register, refusing to make eye contact)
It's not even 5 yet, but I just dropped my MIL off to go home and I need a nap. She is single handedly the most exhausting person I've ever been around and she thought it would be fun to just "pop in" on us during our first week back to teaching and second week back to school. So, we just had to drop everything and entertain her for three days.
So yeah. I'm going to read some more of this book, spray some lavender on my pillow and check out. ?
I've been so used to teaching lessons every other day when I sub that I forgot to bring a book today. This teacher is just having his class do worksheets, but thankfully he has a library of books that I'm actually interested in. 👏📚
I'm a good chunk of the way into Outliers, and it's super interesting! I love Malcolm Gladwell.
Oh dear I didn‘t realize I already had a copy of this book 😅 this is what I get for not checking my goodreads account before buying the book. It was already on my owned and to be read pile 😅 guess I‘ll have to start making a for donations pile.
More than two years after disappearing from most social media platforms (life, job, kids, a move), I‘m making a stab at returning back to what was. Except, nothing else in my life is as it was two years ago. I‘ve changed. A lot. My reading habits have also changed. Not just in my book taste but also in how I read. That said, a do over is always an option. Though I should say that this must be my attempt #IveLostCount. Anyways, here I go...
Outliers “They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all“
“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 22 minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after 30 seconds.”
A fascinating look at the road to success as more than just a product of intelligence and hard work. Gladwell makes a convincing argument that success is also impacted by culture and opportunities.
Again, a phenomenal story teller. Each story blew me away and out different things into perspective. Success doesn‘t just happen by chance, it‘s the opportunity‘s you‘re given and if you choose to seize each one. Successful people have put countless hours of practice into their skill.
I don‘t mean to suggest, of course, that every software tycoon in Silicon Valley was born in 1955. Some weren‘t, just as not every business titan in the US was born in the mid-1830s. But there are very clearly patterns here, and what‘s striking is how little we seem to want to acknowledge them. We #pretend that success is exclusively a matter of individual merit. #QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction
Not sure if I want to take some of my personal library - ones read and enjoyed - to my classroom or not. I don‘t have many one off‘s, I read many series so I‘d have to take the entire set...decisions! What would you guys do?
A book about exceptional people who exceeded in their fields, but unlike other books of the same genre, Outliers exposes the hidden cultural, genetic, social, financial and cultural advantages that these people had which propelled them to outlier status. What I loved about this book is that it aims to shift our paradigm about success.
Like Blink!, the anecdotes are woven together from chapter to chapter, all leading to conclusions about how cultural heritages, privilege, and opportunity influence individual success. Pretty decent overall, but can get repetitive in establishing links between his examples. However, the stories he notes are so interesting that this repetition can be forgiven. 😀 Definitely pick up if you like analysis of cultures and how it impacts individuals.
Outliers was a very intelligently written book by Malcolm Gladwell. This book definitely opened my eyes to many things as I traveled through the books detailed examples and the use of many persuasive techniques; Mainly credibility which is only one of the many that I found as I read. I would recommend this book to my peers and hope to see that they enjoy it as much as I did.
Hardwork is the key to success, is a phrase that is preached to almost everyone at some point in their life. But i feel this book also takes into account how a person's background also affects their success, which is key because life isn't always fair and the opportunities provided to everyone are not always the same
It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success. It‘s the rich who get the biggest tax breaks. It‘s the best students who get the best teaching and most attention. And it‘s the biggest nine- and ten-year-olds who get the most coaching and practice. Success is the result of what sociologists like to call “accumulative advantage.
Hardworking, suitable surrounding, be ready at right time is the recipe for success, not the natural talent or God's gift as we always perceive.
Ok another one of those "inspiring books" is what I thought when I first came across this book. I couldn't have been more WRONG!! It has a different take on stories of successful people. The author establishes a point that successful people usually get lucky at some point of time and tries to prove it repeatedly with success stories of people like Bill Gates, The Beatles.
It can get repetitive towards the end but definitely worth a read.✌️
I️ ❤️ books that gives me a much more nuanced look at life. I️ learned about legacy, opportunity and privilege (but in ways I‘ve never even considered before). I️t made me think about my own life. I️n a way, I️ have Cory Booker to thank. When he became mayor of Newark, he awarded top students scholarships. With that money, I️ was able to go to college. I am the first in my family to get a university degree. Everything is so much clearer now.