In Outliers, Malcolm says that if you practice at least 10,000 hours you will be successful. He provides countless examples, but the most notable ones were Bill Gates, the Beatles, Billy Joy, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In each of the examples, Malcolm provides memorable parts of the beginning of their career where they each had the opportunity to have at least 10,000 hours of practice to become successful. In Outliers the author writes, “‘How much time did I spend there? Oh, a phenomenal amount of time.
The authors advise people to never buy a home that requires a mortgage that is more than twice of your total annual income. Chapter 3: Time, Energy, and Money This chapter talks about Efficiency has been one of the most important mechanisms of wealth abundance. Our wealthy is dependent on how we distribute our time, energy, and money so that it benefits their net worth. Planning and controlling are two keys factors when someone is trying to accumulate wealth. Wealthy people take time when planning their budget.
Our Founding Fathers were merely men, but they utilized their strengths and conquered their weaknesses to propel themselves into godlike statuses that molded each and every one of them into prominent historical figures. Katori Hall explained this perfectly when she said “We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.” Our Founding Fathers harnessed their personal strengths and weaknesses, but this alone wasn’t enough to help them to succeed. They exploited the assistance of anonymous individuals to aid them in acquiring these statuses and their success.
In life, when we accomplish our goals we get so consumed with the happiness from completing it that we forget what made that possible in the first place, hard-work. Everything that I have in my life right now and everything I hope to accomplish in the future is all because of the hard-work and dedication I put into everything I do. This way of life was no different for President Coolidge. The hard-work he put in throughout his youth and continuously into his adult years led him to his success of becoming the 30th President of the United States of America. This value of hard-work he is able to show through his career in public service, I find most important and is of great value today and in my life personally.
“[...] the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp” (34). He was aware that there was still a lot of work necessary, but not once he doubted that he would achieve it in the end. “[…] but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.” (35) It is again a sign of his narcissistic nature which does not permit him to question his ability in the least. Hence, when deciding whether to animate a human being like himself or a simpler animal, he himself admits that his imagination, while only being able to think of the eventual success, would not allow him to settle with the easier task. “I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man.” (35) Victor 's self-absorbed nature leaves him no other choice as to always strive for the most demanding challenge, as he is confident he will not fail.
He while he was a sort of Stateman, he was more Kennedy than Roosevelt but without the high level administrative wit either of them had. That never hid, they that had it all, he was a made man, and he did not need to report to anyone, the kind a man a person could admire. I grew up in a low-income area where you always thought about making it big and while Lorenzo de’ Medici was not from a poor family by a long shot that is that kind of man you wanted to be. You would see men
Eliminating the need to employ lawyers and judges tremendously alleviates a humongous financial burden on the federal government. Gone are the days of courthouses and law firms. Instead, taxpayer money can finally be diverted to more pressing issues such as a more comprehensive defense system. In addition, the millions of jobless jurists could finally dedicate their time to actively better the community. Since the founding of America, the courts were designated as the final arbiters of justice, but were inefficient in its execution.
Since Chambers had always been more of a salesman than a technocrat, it was important that he had the very best talent in research and development. Still, he did not simply expect R&D to create breakthrough products. Rather, he wanted them to integrate the products from acquired companies into Cisco's existing infrastructure. Though he was always looking toward the future, Chambers knew that gobbling up the ideas of other companies would leave his team more time to sell its products. This kind of reactive leadership works fine when none of the competitors have any idea where the market is going either.
The most famous type of white-collar crime is the Ponzi scheme. Ponzi schemes are run by a central operator, who uses the money from new, incoming investors to pay off the promised returns to older ones. This makes the operation seem profitable and legitimate, even though no actual profit is being made. Meanwhile, the person behind the scheme pockets the extra money or uses it to expand the operation. Ponzi schemes aren't usually very sustainable.
By preparing you are creating your own “luck” but there are still people living in this day and age that believe you shouldn’t be humble towards your self so they will give luck the credit instead of taking the credit they deserve because they worked for there situations. Going back to the example of a paycheck, when you look at your bank and you see a direct deposit of a thousand dollars was added to your account do you say, “yes I got lucky and got a thousand dollar pay check,” probably not you think in your head, “I worked hard for that thousand dollars.” Weather you agree with Oprah’s quote or your like me and believe you work and make your own luck. You can keep giving credit to luck even though you worked for that luck or you can say, “I did that”, or “I earned that”. Now think how you will take the quote and not the shortened quote, “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity”, but the quote in its entirely, “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn 't been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn 't have been 'lucky’.” What are you going to make
Outliers Malcolm Gladwell does an excellent job in taking the expected and making it the unexpected. He shows that although hard work and dedication are important to be successful, they are not the only determining factors. Each chapter started out with a story of someone who seemed to have risen from nothing into something, and he carefully broke the situation down and analyzed the time periods, what their religion/ ethnicity were, family life, and what was occurring in the world during their youth. In each part he connected back to previous stories/examples to continue making the point that it is almost impossible to truly make a successful career out of nothing on your own. By dividing the book into two parts he is able to really explain
Serving the longest term in American history, during these 12 years he has done more than any of his forerunners in office due to his actions responding on the obstacles he faced. FDR helped reshape the government’s power and nation’s economy. 1935 the government guaranteed unions the right to organize and bargain, and in 1938 the Fair Labor Standards Act; established a mechanism for putting a floor under wages and a height on hours that are continuous to this day. This helped aid the aged, inform, and unemployed when they cant provide for themselves. For a president who took office 75 years ago, from the growth of presidency, minimum wage, social security, The United Nations, and presidential term limits no president has had an impact on everyday life as Franklin Delano
McCullough reassures us how important this year was for American history. He places his views through his extensive use of research, from battle plans, letters, journal entries, and more. But as important as the Declaration of Independence and political aspects may be, it does not fit in with McCullough’s purpose. His purpose concludes military aspects of 1776 in the war itself. McCullough’s solidifies his views when he said, “Such courage and high ideals were of little consequence, of course, the Declaration itself being no more than a declaration without military success against the most formidable force on earth” (145).