Outliers: The Story of Success Setting & Symbolism

Malcolm Gladwell
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Roseto

Roseto is the name of a small town in Pennsylvania and also the name of a town in Italy, where most of the first residents of Roseto, Pennsylvania are from. It is remarkable because of the low rate of heart disease among its residents

South Korea

An Asian country with a culture that recognizes many levels of authority and social standing. Gladwell examines the Korean culture as it relates to the behavior of Korean airline pilots in crisis situations.

Harlan, Kentucky

A rural mountain town in Kentucky that is settled by immigrants from the borderlands of England and Scotland. Harlan is the location of the Turner-Howard feud, which Gladwell uses to illustrate the Southern culture of honor.

10,000-hour Rule

A "rule" that says that to become expert at some complex task, a person must practice it for 10,000 hours.

TIMSS

TIMSS stands for Trends in International Mathematics and...

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