Outliers

by Malcolm Gladwell

People who make the very top of their skill don’t work harder than everyone else; they work much, much harder than everyone else.

Outliers opened my eyes to new reasons for my own successes and failures.  It convinces me that some reasons for success is out of our control, but the factors we can control can propel us to levels of exceptional competency if we do the right things.

IQ’s above 120 have very little advantage in real world achievement.  Up to an IQ of 120 has some advantage, but above that 120 mark, everyone is smart enough to excel equally.  Practical intelligence is knowing how to do something without always knowing why or being able to explain how to someone else.  It is knowledge to use, not knowledge for knowledge sake.  It includes social knowledge.  There are three qualities required to make work satisfying…

My notes on this book can be downloaded in MS Word format from the blue “FILES box” located in the left side-bar of this blog.

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