Why Intelligence Doesn’t Explain Success
A summary of Malcom Gladwell’s ‘Outliers’ chapter 3: The Trouble With Genius, Part 1. Over the past Decade, Chris Langan has become the public face of genius in American life. He has an IQ of 195, compared to Einstein who had an IQ of 150 and the average of 100. Langan was a ‘child genius’…
The Mathew Effect: A Summary of ‘Outliers’ Chapter One.
Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) by Malcom Gladwell is a great work of sociology, so I thought it’s worth summarizing in some depth. The gist of the book is that it’s not exceptional individual talent which explains success, but rather the exceptionally unusual opportunities which successful individuals stumble upon. Chapter One: The Mathew Effect…