For it to be a complete guide to success, it has to take into account all the different types of people there are in the world. An “outlier” is not just some renowned successful white man; an outlier could be anyone out there in the world who is so unique and accomplished that they make people wonder and become inspired. To Gladwell who may have paid homage to his grandmother and mother in the epilogue, and to Gladwell, who came from such a rich heritage of colored ancestors, his book ironically shows otherwise. In the ever changing and ever more acceptable world of today, his book is stuck in the white and male-dominated past. In the world where more women, non-white, and people of the LGBTQQ community are rising to the top of the ladder to become equal with white men, his book is just the viewpoint of one side of the
Generally the social structure in a community is split into a hierarchy, so all of the richer and “more successful” people are socially connected. Anyone coming from a financially stable family is more likely going to afford attending a very prestigious university or school as they are also on the higher side of the spectrum for tuition costs. Gladwell points out that having an insanely high IQ, amazing athletic skills, or savvy communication skills alone are not enough to make people successful because “no one – not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses – ever makes it alone” (Gladwell 115). Friends and family play a big role in each other’s life. My mother, comparatively, did much better than my father in school.
At the beginning of the war, many accidents were due to mechanical problems with planes, bad weather and errors in navigation. Louie called the B-24 that they flew on a “Flying Coffin.” “Flying the B-24, one of the world’s heaviest planes, was like wrestling a bear” (Hillenbrand 55). On Thursday, May 27, 1943, Louie, his friend Phil and Cuppernill were headed to Honolulu for their day off. Before they left, a lieutenant flagged them down and told them there were going a mission to search for a missing pilot. Although the guys insisted there were no planes available, the lieutenant had them take the B-24 Green Hornet.
It is 9:00 AM, American airline #11 crashed in between the 93rd-99th floor of the North Tower. 18 minutes later, the next plane, airline #175 hit the south tower. Now they are scorching into flames, and by 10:30 both towers had fallen straight down. It seems like the towers should have toppled over, but they did not, but It fell straight down. However, the planes hit so high up in the towers that the towers did not topple over, now if the planes hit lower they would have toppled over.
Anthropologist Edward T. Hall’s theory of high- and low-context culture helps us better understand the powerful effect culture has on communication. A key factor in his theory is context. This relates to the framework, background, and surrounding circumstances in which communication or an event takes place. The following highlights the problems facing low-context Americans when they interact with people from high-context cultures such as Japan in the movie ‘The Last Samurai’. In our notes, it is stated that the high-context culture rely heavily on non-verbal cues to maintain social harmony.
According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
Outliers: The Story of Success Writing about Reading Defense of Passages In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell challenges those who assume hard work is the only path to success. “It is not the brightest who succeed. Nor is success simply the sum of decisions and efforts we make on our behalf.” Gladwell states that success can happen through a series of different factors. He uses the word, “Outlier” to describe those successful individuals lucky enough to be gifted with one, or more of the factors he writes about in the book. Gladwell explains using multiple stories of history's most affluent people,and the different ways each individual became successful.
People are increasing the chance of crashes or the chance of failures with systems when they have to be rescued. According to the news interview” Helicopter Rescues Increasing On Everest”, rescues on Mt. Everest by helicopters are growing. “You might see as many as four or five helicopters flights into Everest base camp every day,” says Nick Hail from the news interview. The helicopters on Everest are just a big problem because the air is so thin, so it is very hard to fly up in that altitude.
Flight 786, Los Angeles to New York City. This Flight has always lost 20 passengers every time it flies, it only flies that specific route. CIA agent Samuel Thompson waits for the flight to be ready to board. He’s a tall 5’ 11”, weighs about 160 and has dirty blonde hair with a whitish tan. He waits for the everyone to board the killer plane.
What Really Happened to Flight 800? When flying on a plane many might be scared for ones life when soaring through the sky at such altitude, but with the chance of losing your life being only at one in a 11 million it is unlikely anything would happen (curiosity.com). Tragically this one in a 11 million chance happened to everyone on TWA Flight 800, with the odds in their favor this became a national mystery for the cause of this intentional or unintentional mishap. The aircraft and the cause for the explosion was a question from the beginning and has stayed unsolved to this day. This case created serious thought among what had happened which brought two main theories front and center, which being an explosion in the fuel tank or a government