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Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
It’s been a while since I’ve had a major braingasm but September just did that for me. The book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and Bill Gates’ documentary on Netflix Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates had my mind stimulated in ways that I can’t even start to explain. I’ll talk about the book and you’ll just have to watch the documentary.
We’ll start off with the definition of an outlier from the book.
1: Something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body.
2: A statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample.
To bring it home a little bit when it comes to people it refers to those who have done phenomenal things in their different pursuits. If I would just name a few who fit that definition from my country I would say Eliud Kipchoge, Lupita Nyong’o, Wangari Maathai, just to name a few. The book references Bill Gates, The Beatles among others. It gives an account of the circumstances and opportunities that they all had to get to where they are. I was shocked to learn that Bill Gates started programming when he was 13 years but the story that is often highlighted is that of how he dropped out in his sophomore year to start Microsoft. By the time he dropped out he had been programming for seven consecutive years. (Think about that the next time you decide you want to use that example)
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