Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell Animated Book Review


hey this is going to be an animated book
review of the book outliers by Malcolm Gladwell ensure figure out why Asians
are so good at math you’ll have to wait to the end he starts off the book by
explaining that if you take a whole bunch of hockey players and look at
their birthdays there’s a pattern a pattern appears that
the top of the top the best hockey players are born in January February
March and he goes into analysis and he starts finding out that the reason for
this is because we’re here this will explain in a little bit better right so
you have months 123456789 10 11 12 and then you start over 123456789 10 11 12 and then after this
pattern for each grade of school there’s a cut off t if you were born before
December you are in the earlier great but if you’re born after December were
born into the next great and it was kind of hard to explain but it’s really easy
but it’s pretty cool once you understand it he says that those born in the
beginning of the year where towards the end of the cut-off date that is they
were actually 5678 almost a year older than their counterparts who were in
earlier dates he says that that those couple extra months were viewed as
talent it made those players stand out because that they got extra training
equipment extra gear when in reality they’re physical maturity was the thing
that made them better hockey players in there is actually a status than those
born in later months high school and college were more likely
to attempt suicide and that’s simply because they weren’t as good as skill
and this this is the first big principle that I kind of realized was that it does
matter when you were born that depending on which grade you get put into a few
were the youngest or if you’re the oldest of your class you were going to
be selected in your going to be better or worse than the rest of your class the
second principle as something called the 10,000 hour rule after now says a whole bunch of chess
grandmasters and other people who were really good at their craft when they
realized is that it takes around 10,000 hours to become the best of the best in
a truck when you start looking into it you realize Mozart some of his early
works weren’t even outstanding they weren’t even a star machine so I like to
view this as whenever you start something whenever you start playing the
piano are you starting a new instrument or a new programming language don’t
expect to be good at it within the first 10 20 50 hours you have to put in the
hours do you work really hard and creating your craft and getting really
good at it and this 10,000 hour rule can be found in ice skaters fiction writers
basketball players even master criminals were gonna take for example bill gates
that he was extraordinary when it came to programming but the secret behind
this was because in high school starting at the eighth grade he had access to one
of the world’s newest computers and he’s found in during the summer during his
summers he spent a lot of time understanding have a programming
language worked in fact the first seven months and he was allowed to use it he
spent over 1,500 hours in that works out to around eight hours a day for seven
days a week and for the next seven years he practiced wave has 10,000 hours in
this is worried he is so noted this helped him create Microsoft literally
that thousands of hours and hence taking time he put into it helped him become
wealthy in his skill and they also found that the difference between well sorry
and non wealthy parents is that wealthy parents take their children and have
them do stuff all the time they’re always busy they’re always at soccer
practice are always a violin practice they are always practicing their skills
and cultivating them to become better and this is principal number to the
10,000 hour rule you wanna get good at something you have to start putting in
the time now principal number three was a really cool I had kind of thought
about it a little bit but was really cool I’m gonna present these numbers to
you 485 3976 and I want you to see them out
loud or in your head around 20 seconds for a 5397 6485 3976 try to memorize them you can
possibly know if you need to know where they found out was the students of the
English language could remember about 50% of them or they can remember the
entire sequence about half of the time however Chinese students remember it
almost every single time and this is because to say the numbers for 853 9762
sub vocalize them in our throats there are more syllables and you cannot say
these numbers as quickly as you could and Chinese it when he realizes that
generally you have room two seconds of them short term memory of remembering
digits instance a Chinese can say these numbers extremely fast they were they
remember more of them in another little thing is our number system the English
number system 123456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 it’s a little strange you would
expect after 10 it would be something like one teen as opposed to 11 or two
team as opposed to 12 and this goes for 13 15 and other numbers like forty and
six years kinda close but fifty you would expect it to be 55433 teen China
Japan and Korea they actually do this more logically what they do is 11 is 10
112 is tend to animal a 24 is to tens for in because their language is set up
a little different by the age of five american children are
already a year behind their Asian counterparts in this kind of gets into
what I mentioned at the beginning of Asians are generally the people of the
aging culture are better at math so principal number three is that language
is important they’re moving under principle for so he explains little bit
about what rice patties are and how difficult they are to maintain the you
must put into the work you must put in he kinda mentions that 10,000 hour rule
you really have to work at these rice paddies in order to grow the rice and he
says that the cloture the Asian culture to grow these rice paddies it work really hard and they understand
that they need to work hard in order to grow the rice paddies he says then the
Western cultures in order to get more of a yield in order to get more corn we
just had to explain our technology but the Asian culture says we don’t
necessarily need to expand our technology we just need to work harder
we need to put more work into it and they found out that rights workers put
around 3,000 hours a year in the hot Sun in this kind of moves on to the main
principle of principle and reform which is they have this test is called the
team’s test in every four years they give it to a whole buncha countries in a
basically they balance the way it’s and see which countries really get a matter
which country is really good at science and what they found was that unless
tested 220 questions which is it’s pretty extensive I mean questions you’re
going to get tired by the end of it and that’s the end of it they included a
little questionnaire little survey to ask simple questions such as what your
favorite color or are you male or female just little questions like that are
questionnaires they didn’t really have you don’t have to put much thought into
it is hard to try and what they found was that the correlation between the
averages of the country’s was that questions answered on the questionnaire
was exactly the same as the math scores and they came up with the conclusion
that mathematics isn’t an innate ability it’s not something that you develop
automatically it’s in fact it’s an attitude is that the harder you try the
better you Matthew are going to be and I really like this principle in fact
principal them before the idea that something isn’t an innate ability talent
that you were born with that it is actually an attitude that it is
something that you can develop that you can cultivate this is my favorite
principal out of this book I have mentioned four principles and I want you
to leave a comment below telling me what’s your favorite principle is thanks
for watching I hope you enjoyed watching this video and I hope you learn
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66 thoughts on “Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell Animated Book Review

  1. I really liked the video! thank you very much! I also liked the idea number 4! keep doing videos! good luck!

  2. I liked this book, I would welcome a discussion with anyone looking to explore the main themes, I particularly liked the Beetles example.

  3. I've heard about the 10,000 hour rule before. sounds like that work may have referenced this one. great review. the visuals were sold.

  4. Hey! My name is Andrew. Your video is nice. I liked and subscribed your channel and hope you keep up the good work. I'm trying same kind of stuff. Good luck to you and all the best!

  5. Hey there , I really am very much desperate about best ideas from the book"The Little Book Of Retorts" and almost no one on the internet has till date made a video on this concept of retorts…So please I request u to go ahead & make a video on this book

  6. How does the idea of math as an attitude account for, lets say, child prodigies. They're just the hardest workers? Does that translate then to other aspects of their life

  7. Out of the first 10 numbers, only the number 'seven' has two syllables in English so no significant advantage for Chinese.

    From 11 onwards, Chinese also say it in two syllables or more.

  8. You have left many other concepts that were mentioned in the book. For example "how all successful people had help and opportunities that other people doesn't have and difference between intellectual intelligence and emotional intelligence". Please try to cover the full book in your upcoming videos.

  9. Yes , I read this book and I concurred with his segments and this video cliff an analysis is also correct critics of the book, if I was to an analyzed in myself I will be in agreement with his critic of the " outlier – The Book "

  10. Jeezes bill gates don't create Microsoft he stole raw program with idea from his informatics friends.

  11. I am surprised how many of the concepts from the book I have seen referenced or reflected in teachers lessons plans throughout my school career. It would be interesting to know how many were using his ideas first hand or second hand. Regardless, the information is outstanding as was this presentation of some of it's content. Thanks for the extra motivation I need for finishing my essay on the book.

  12. In turkey,We have to read this book before midterm(In economy) .I couldn't find enough time to read the book then I watched your video.I understood the whole book by just watching this video that is why I am thankful to you.You're the man.

  13. Do you use a program to do your drawings or do you actually draw these characters and stuff yourself? (hoping you use a software)

  14. Thank you for the video. I respect the 10.000 hour rule. It gives me a motivation to work harder and evaluate daily effort rather than waiting for the end result.

  15. I've tried to tell even family members that drawing is a learned ability….Through my own experience and efforts…..It sill isn't believed……The myth isn't helped by pretentious pricks (usually older and british) artists who like to continue the myth that it's some divine skill only few have….It's bullshit…Just put in the hours.

  16. I’m a Taiwanese and I found it really true that my Math is a lot better than my English speaking friends… but I also like the idea of the attitude part. Thanks for making great videos!

  17. You completely botched the 4th point Gladwell was trying to make. He was making a point about how character traits are inherited and passed down.

  18. I just read the book. I wish you did a segment about airline pilots and communication. That was the most interesting part of the book.

  19. Great Presentation. Very clear and simplistic. I especially like the explanation about Mathematics. Not having read the book, "Outliers", but I just got it , I was astonished that I have been using this principle of " attitude" to teach and tutor my students math. This presentation has really put fire under me to read the book.
    Secondly, is there anyway that I can get copies of your illustrations for instructional purposes or, have you considered creating a study guide for teaching the principles of the book. I would be most interested in purchasing that to use for teaching this information to my students. Please consider!!!! Thanks for graciously and unselfishly sharing this information.

  20. hey…
    my favourite principal among those was that MATHS is an ATTITUDE and i have actually experienced it.
    thanks for such valuable content.

  21. We hear all the times stories of people who succeed in life, create a great companies from their garages – people like Bill Gates and Steve jobs, and many more. But, if you're like me and start to question more their success (no thinking that only hard work has helped them) and you eventually start to research more why they were able to accomplish so much success, but other who work as hard as they do, maybe even more, have not been able to create even a small portion for themselves.

    This book is great reading material and book from which you can learn more about theirs backgrounds (about their parents, options they had, schooling they had, in which time they were born) and you'll probably end up being so surprised how many outside factors needs to be included for someone to create success. This books has helped me to think about world around me in whole different way; and it has helped me to understand why I have failed so many times in past.

    But I didn't get discouraged by all these stories and want to quit everything and stop trying. It's quite opposite, there's a part where it talks about 10,000 hours spending on practicing in which you're interested so you can master it and became great at what you spend so much time learning and practicing. This part of the book has encouraged me to continue moving forward.

    I have write review of this book on my blog, you can find it here:
    http://imeducatingmyself.com/outliers-the-story-of-success-by-malcolm-gladwell-book-review

  22. thank you for saving me from reading the second half of the book, it's really this video stretched to a long boring book

  23. In my opinion, if two people put the same amount of hours in learning a new skills, the outcome is never the same. It is likely that every person will take different amount of time to master a new skill, but it is true that more effort will yield better result.

  24. Great analysis. I don't see the objective of this book though. How would it benefit me? After reading the book, I now know why some hockey players are better than the others and why Chinese people could easily recall English integers. How'd that make me remember the integers or succeed in hockey if I weren't born in January, February, March nor am I Chinese?

  25. People don't borne talented they become , brain have no function of distinction its response mechanism

  26. I don't like how the book makes it seem like to succeed you must have had these special circumstances or privilege. I think on average as a whole certain people like Asians succeed financially and in education due to x factors brought by privilege, culture etc. But on the micro level everyone has a chance to succeed if they avoid being average. These x factors just give people a competitive advantage.

  27. With all due respect this was not an accurate summary of the outliers. A lot of misapplied principles but this is YouTube. oh well. If you’re serious, just read the book

  28. Was Jan 1 the grade cut off date or the cut off for the age group for that sport? You could have a 4th grader born on 1231 in one league and a 4th grader born 11 in a lower league. The benefit of course going to the one born on 11.

  29. I've lived in both the West and in East Asia. The Asians were way more serious and hardworking than us Westerners. It doesn't surprise me that they are finding the success that they have now. Western students are lazy and have terrible attitudes towards education. I suspect it's got a lot to do with decadent Western pop culture, the divorce epidemic, and/or simply genetics. But it's a real phenomena. East Asians have succeed tremendously over the last 25 years and if this trends continues for another 25 years the Asians will practically own this planet. It's a scary thought.

  30. This book misses a very important point. Even East Asians who were born in the West or were adopted by Westerners and have no or very limited knowledge of their original cultures or languages are still great at math and do much better than Western students. In fact, East Asians who had the advantage of the Western education and economic opportunities are much more wealthy and successful than Asians in East Asia. Which is why even despite the economic success of East Asia, tons of Asians still want to immigrate into the West.
    Westernized Asians are some of the wealthiest and well off groups of people in the world. looking at things from this point of view, Asian countries in fact have an inferior education and economic systems and their culture/language confers very little advantage.

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