Henry Wadworth Longfellow, and American poet from the 1800s, said, “Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.” This concept I explained by, Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers. He devotes chapters three and four to discussing “The Trouble with Geniuses.” The theory he outlines in this section of the book discusses how much of a factor high intelligent quotient is in determining success, versus how important upbringing is. He examines geniuses, who are commonly considered “the true outliers,” and their successes. Gladwell wrote these chapters with the purpose of persuading his target audience, and wrote with them in mind. He contextualizes his arguments for the readers
In Outliers: the story of success, Malcolm Gladwell tries to prove why successful people are successful. Particularly in chapter eight; Gladwell claims that rice farmers are hard workers, that hard workers are not successful, and that Asians are better than Westerners in math. Gladwell uses many techniques to persuade the audience to his point of view, which he does beautifully. Gladwell uses these different techniques to prove his claims in a variety of ways. All of his techniques can be categorized as Ethos, Pathos or Logos.
Outliers is the “story of success.” This highly acclaimed book, by Malcolm Gladwell, discusses a wide variety of success stories and what factors played into those achievements. Although Gladwell states scientific research, he uses a journalistic approach to convey his concepts. This approach attempts using convincing words and phrases to draw in the reader. The book is called Outliers, since Gladwell is describing the outliers in life who excel and become successful. Throughout the book though, he makes generalized statements and does not consider that people may lie outside the groups he makes.
In Outliers, Malcom Gladwell deconstructs the misconceptions in modern society surrounding the idea of success. Gladwell jump starts the book with the intriguing thesis that “it’s not enough to ask what successful people are like,” but that it is only important to ask “where they are from so that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn’t” (19). It is often assumed that individuals with grand achievements, from the field of athletics to computer programming, have an innate ambition or talent that propels them to greatness. This, according to Gladwell, is only a piece to the puzzle of success. In Outliers, Gladwell supports his thesis that success is often resulted from where someone comes from rather than solely individual will by arguing that the likelihood of achievement
In the documentary Freakonomics, there were many key points to the advantages of economy in our society that could be the reasons from lowering crime rates, to incentives that allow students finishing schools and so on. I was amazed by the perception of how names can affect a person judgments on the person who they never met. Although, names cannot tell whether the person can be successful or a failure in a life, but in our American culture is an important way for institutionalized racism. An example that the documentary stated was the experiment by the Harvard professor, who had resumes with white names and black names applying for the same job with the same resumes, and how that whites are 30% likely to get called for the job than the black.
The film Big was released in 1988. It is a comedic, family movie written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg and directed by Penny Marshall. The movie begins in New Jersey, a 13-year-old boy, Josh Baskin (David Moscow) is told he is not big enough to get on a ride. So he wishes on a carnival machine, Zoltar, to be big. The next morning he turned into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks).
As she recalls, “I was not entrepreneurial like a lot of my circle of friends of entrepreneurs were; who went out and bought a Porsche and had fancy offices, and all this stuff” (J. Steinhauer, Telephone Interview, 2018, March 11th). This frugal approach, which probably comes from her father, who taught her all the basics of accounting, helped the business to make money from day one. Otherwise, the stellar reputation Jody built in her previous jobs, helped greatly when starting her company her company. As mentioned above, vendors entirely financed her business in its early stages, simply because she had the reputation of being hardworking and trustful. Finally, since the beginning of the venture, she has always been really good at diversifying her business, which is shown by her company’s multiple divisions.
It started as an accident. I was thirteen and still do not remember what compelled me to download a virtual stock market app on my iPod touch. Maybe it was listening to my uncle speak about the trades he made with his stocks or maybe it was my interest in The Jim Cramer show on MSNBC. Now, with my new game downloaded, I ‘purchased’ some shares of well-known companies and forgot about the app for a couple of months until one day I opened it. I scrolled down to the last stock I had invested in.
He caught on quickly and soon had a job in a small Wall Street consulting firm where he built trading models .Around the 1970’s Peterffy saved money and founded a company that pioneered electronic stock trades . In the 1990s he began to concentrate on the sell side of the business which has a market cap of 14
in Canton, which cost only $150, proved so effective that demand soon outran supply. "Subsequently, W. K. almost depleted the slim financial resources [of his company] by contracting for a fullpage advertisement in the July, 1906, issue of the Ladies' Home fournal." 30 John L. Kellogg's comments with respect to his father's actions are enlightening: 31 "W. K. Kellogg could have gone along advertising in a small, conservative way, letting the campaignaturally build itself up from the profits. But he wanted to get his product across in a hurry and he believed in it to the extent of literally risking his business on that one-page ad." During his first year of operations, it is said that Kellogg spent one-third of his company's working capital on advertising.
Malcolm discusses famous electronic pioneers like Bill Gates and Bill Joy, and The beatles whom seem to be on the opposite side of the celebrity spectrum. He mostly outlines Bill Joy who started out at The University of Michigan and was thinking about majoring in some sort of biology or mathematics. When Bill saw they had a computer lab he fell deeply in love. Hours of his time were spent coding. He eventually rewrote Java and Unix in his free time.
"Geeks" and "Nerds," do these terms sound well known to you? These are the terms we as often as possible utilization to put down a youngster who tries to think about truly hard so he/she can add to America. Be that as it may, have we ever considered may happen on the off chance that he/she is teased with those names over and over. To shield my point I might want to utilize an article, "America Needs its Nerds" by Leonid Fridman that discussions about how the keen individuals are put down because of their insight. He contrasts America and different countries, ended up being better in this circumstance.
Sorry, just saw this. In the spirit of brevity, I 'll try to keep it short. I 'm a long time Folsom resident, graduate of Folsom High (2001) parent of two & a husband of my high school sweet heart. Professionally, I 'm a National Security Consultant, providing protection for major retail chains across the US. I 'm an entrepreneur, starting my first business, an online retail shop while in high school (SolutionSkates.com) I 'm also the founder of Lay Away Angels, a local charitable organization arranging the pay offs of families Christmas lay away accounts.