Outliers

Book Review Ajay Gole & Biswa Mohanty
11/13/2010 1

‡ To become a Computer Mogul. a person needed to be born between 1952 and 1958. fourteen were born between 1831 and 1840. 11/13/2010 2 .Outliers When you born matters ‡ Of the seventy-five richest people of human history.

Outliers The Roseto Mystery  No suicide  No alcoholism  No addiction  No welfare  No crime  No ulcers  41% of calories from fat  Big fat smokers These people were dying from old age. that s it. 11/13/2010 3 .

Outliers The Roseto Mystery Probable Causes  Must have been genetics  Must have been diet  Must have been exercise  Must have been the area the lived  Must have been . 11/13/2010 4 .

Outliers The Roseto Mystery Actual causes  22 Civic organizations  Three generations under one roof  Friends talking on the street  Transplanted the Paesani culture from Southern Italy Insulated them from the pressures of the modern world 11/13/2010 5 .

But in fact they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantage and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot. 11/13/2010 6 . The people who stand before kings may look like they did it all by themselves.Outliers The Matthew Effect ‡ ‡ People don t rise from nothing. (Prince Of Persia) ‡ What makes an all-star and all-star ‡ They have to practice hard but they do have a hidden opportunity over others.

Outliers What s your hidden opportunity? 11/13/2010 7 .

000 hours = 10.000 hours = 8.000 hours / 10 Years Achievement is talent plus preparation.Hour Rule What makes a Musician? Practice ‡ Music Teachers ‡ Good Musicians ‡ Great Musicians = 4.000 .Outliers The 10. 11/13/2010 8 .

000 .Hour Rule ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Bill Gates 1968 summer @ Lakeside / U of W / C / ISI/ 8*7/Microsoft The Beatles Steve Jobs Bill Joy 1971 U of M / Bug t=k / Summer Job / Unix/Java/8 hr a day 3 11/13/2010 9 .Outliers The 10.

we had to play for eight hours.000 .Hour Rule ‡ The Beatles -1957 / 1964 -John Lennon/Paul McCartney/George Harrison/Ringo Starr -1960-62 /strip clubs@ Hamburg -270 night/all types/8 hr -1200 times live by 1964 In Hamburg. .Outliers The 10.John Lennon 11/13/2010 10 .

European Vs Asian (Chinese/Japanese/korean ) 4. 3. 7. 8.Outliers Math Test . 9. 6 11.12 against 13/14 against 21.22 Cultural legacy 11/13/2010 11 . 5.

l (. A statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample 11/13/2010 12 .)r\ noun 1.Outliers out li er\-. Something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body 2.

Outliers Thank you 11/13/2010 13 .

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