Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Outliers reflections

[Outliers Reading Group]

We've considered accumulative advantages, the 10,000 hour rule, practical intelligence, meaningful work, the value of cultural legacies, and other topics while reading Malcolm Gladwell's book. What did you find most  most memorable or noteworthy about Outliers? Why or how so?

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found the 10,000 hours rule to be the most memorable. That seems like such a large amount of time to put in, but the individuals that put their hard work and dedication into accomplished it. I think only the people who are truly dedicated to their goal are the ones who complete the 10,000 hours.
Sydney J.

Mikaela Suggs said...

My most memorable accumulative advantage was the value of cultural legacies. Not only is this topic easily related to everyone, but also it is interesting to see how our past is potentially related to our future.

Peyton Dunne said...

The concept that has stuck out to me is the 10,000 hour rule. I still think about this often and have applied it, in a smaller scale, to my personal life. Skills do not normally come naturally, they must be mastered with hard work. I have applied this to my school work and studying. This rule is also applicable to almost everything and everyone.

Paris Smith said...

I think the most memorable thing was the 10,000 hour rule. It seems like a lot of time but I look at it as a metaphor as to if you want to succeed at something or achieve a goal, you have to put a lot of work into it because it not going to happen overnight. It is like this quote I read once, "You can not wish for an A on a test and study for a B". You have to put work into everything you do if you want to succeed.

Tameah Foley said...

The most memorable concept in the book was the 10,000 hours rule because it seems impossible. Unless you start a skill at a young age and are determined to master it.

Jaiara Johnson said...

I think the most memorable part of the book was the emphasis on family success. Usually its not emphasized as much as its usually the individual's success that is important. But the whole community vauled success and growth and it was just to build strength and not for any other motives.

Jaiara J.

Aliyah Butler said...

I thought that the 10,000 hour rule was the most memorable. I think this because I never thought about how much time you need to put into a skill to cultivate it. I just thought that if you were good at something then you were good at it and if you were bad then you were bad. The 10,000 hour rule made me realize that if I actually dedicate my time to a certain skill then overtime I will be able to master it. Very motivating!

Aliyah B.

Jasmine Williams said...

The most memorable topic was the 10,000 hours rule. This concept can be applied to all areas of my life and to all the goals that I try to accomplish. For this reason, the 10,000 hours rule is the most memorable and useful concept in this book.

K. Walker said...

I really enjoyed the part of the book that talked about the Termites. It would have been so amazing and interesting to see where they were at so many years later and such. It would have also been interesting to study them and about their lives and how it affected or didn't affect or even just may have affected their future endeavors.

Kellsey H said...

I believe that the 10,000 hour rule is the most memorable aspect of this book. This is because I feel as though I can relate to it the most. For instance, I am able to see how putting that much time into something could essentially enable an individual to succeed.

Jacquesia H. said...

The 10,000 hour rule was definitely something that stuck with me. Anytime I see a person with a specific skill or hobby I think about that portion of the novel. It still seems as though the concept is unrealistic.

sierra lucas said...

The thing that was most memorable for me was the 10,000 hour rule because it was something I grew up on. My parents was a firm believer in practice makes perfect. We experience the 10,000 hour rule all the time in school. For example when we study we are contributing to the 10,000 hour rule and the more we study for a test the higher grade we get. Sierra L.

Anita Jackson said...

I think the most memorable concept for me was about their schooling. The fact that they were so focused on the amount of schooling they hardly left time for the children to have fun.
Anita J.

Anita Jackson said...

The most memorable thing to me is the amount of schooling they put kids through. They are way to focused on school. Not leaving anytime for kids to go out and have fun.
Anita J.

Anonymous said...

The most memorable part of Outliers to me was the Race relations one. I liked how he told how in Jamaica the lighter the person was the more favorable the person is in the eyes of the suitors family. I like this part of the book the most because I believe that this concept is very much prevalent in todays society and can be very relatable for many people of color.
****Brittany P

Olivia Slater said...

I found the most memorable idea from the book was the 10,000 hour rule. It made me think about my talents, as well as skills I would like to improve on. This rule allowed me to see a new way of approaching difficult tasks.

Ta'Mara Woodson said...

I liked the 10,000 hour rule because anything in life takes hard work. Success comes from dedication and the rule is pure dedication. It is attainable when you actually think about it and it could be applied to other situations in life. The moral is that dedication is key and that's something I'll always remember

Jaleelah Muhammad said...

The thing that was most memorable for me was the 10,000 hours rule. That's sort of disconcerting to think that there is no such thing as "natural talent" but it's just about how many hours of practice you've had over the course of your life. As well as the fact that this amount of hours is what places people at an advantage over others. It's really something to think about.

Lindsey McCall said...

I found the idea that we are a reflection of where we come from most memorable. I found it most memorable because, it really motivated me to work even harder to be better off than my parents and others that surround me.

Deborrah Blackburn said...

One of the most memorable topics for me was about race relations. That is because this topic is still very prevelant today. It talked about the Jamaicans and how they were more favorable to the suitors if they had lighter skin. In our society it seems that white people or people with lighter skin are more favorable to the rest of society.
D. Blackburn

Terri McFadden said...

The 10,000 rule is the most memorable topic from the Outliers, in my opinion. This rule shows that hard work pays off and I never about people being gifted practicing their craft to continue showing excelling abilities. It always seems like people just get it and nobody really sees the work that goes in so it's nice that he showed everyone puts in work

Anonymous said...

I think the most memorable concept was the 10,000 hour rule. I always feel like there is not enough time to balance everything you want in college, so I thought it was interesting to see that mastering something is attainable if you spend 10,000 hours of it.
Aja J

Tiera Williams said...

The most noteworthy concept of outliers was that hardwork is what gets you places, not being naturally smart. A quote from the book states, "Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 22 minutes.." 22 minutes in comparison to given up after 5 demonstrates putting in the extra work to accomplish something, despite the fact that you may be frustrated. Success doesn't happen over night, it happens over time. A lot of people fail to realize this. Malcolm Gladwell relays this message consistently throughout the book.

Tiera W

Tiera Williams said...

The most noteworthy concept of outliers was that hardwork is what gets you places, not being naturally smart. A quote from the book states, "Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 22 minutes.." 22 minutes in comparison to given up after 5 demonstrates putting in the extra work to accomplish something, despite the fact that you may be frustrated. Success doesn't happen over night, it happens over time. A lot of people fail to realize this. Malcolm Gladwell relays this message consistently throughout the book.

Tiera W

Heidi L. said...

The most memorable topic was the cultural legacies. I feel that it was most memorable because it is still a big problem in the United States today. Many people can relate to the problems presented. I also feel as though this is the problem out of the book that needs to be resolved.

Taylor M. said...

I thought the 10,000 hours rule was one of the most memorable points because so many other topics in the book can feed from this one. The people who stick out all the hours until the end are truly masters at their craft.

Tracee Williams said...

I think the concept of cultural legacies is something that stood out to me because we have expectations that society holds for our race. We are the only ones that can change our ethnic fate and turn it into something much brighter.

Tayla Myles said...

I think the most memorable point of the book is the 10,000 hour rule. It makes sense because to be successful in something you have to put in time, that's time where you can make your mistakes and learn from them to be better in whatever it is that you are doing.

Alexandra Donaldson said...

The 10,000 hour rule is the most memorable concept from the book for me. This is the most memorable for me because I wish I had the amount of dedication it takes to achieve that. The 10,000 hour rule showed me what hard work and determination can help a person to achieve.

Alex D.

Tashawna Nash said...

The most memorable thing for me about the book outliers would be the 10,000 hours rule because although it is time consuming it shows dedication to what you are doing and it is something that can be applied to every aspect of my life.
~Tashawna N.

Kahli Cox said...

The most memorable concept from this book for me was the 10,000 hours rule because I find it amazing that someone can spend that much time doing the same thing.
Kahli C

Adryan B said...

The 10,000 hour rule was pretty memorable because of the fact that most of the time people don't put in that much effort to master something. But people who put time into their craft actually make something out of it.

Brianna Reed said...

I would have to say that the most memorable concept to me was cultural legacies. I feel like anyone could easily identify with that concept. I also believe cultural legacies have one of the greatest impacts on our lives today as well as our futures. We ourselves, as today's generation are creating a cultural legacy for those who will come after us.