Thursday, October 20, 2011

GT Seminar 1 - Outliers: The Trouble With Geniuses Part 1 & 2

Outliers chapters 3 and 4 were long but informational and eye-opening. For your next blog post, you should do the following:

1) Introduce the fact that we are reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers in class. Discuss the basic premise and purpose of the book (as laid out in the introduction and subsequent chapters).

2) Summarize chapters 3 and 4, highlighting Gladwell's main points.

3) Is Chris Langan successful? (Recall our class definition: "To be successful is to maintain a balance between financial stability and happiness with self and others and to accomplish the goals you want to achieve.")

4) Discuss what YOU learned and will take away from these chapters.