Analysis Of The Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell, the author of The Outliers, did not change my opinions because I believe that math is an endurance test. Gladwell (2008) says “[y]ou master mathematics if you are willing to try” which accurately sums up both his opinions and mine(p. 246). However, it was very interesting to hear the statistics behind the mathematic ability of countries. Gladwell also uses the chapter, “Rice Paddies and Math Tests”, to reinforce his earlier argument for the 10,000 hour rule. Gladwell discusses the amount of time and concentration that rice farmers in asia have to dedicate to their rice paddies in order to make a profit. Gladwell (2008) describes the farmers working “three thousand hours a year in the baking heat and humidity of Chinese rice

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