January 12, 2020

Why I am giving this talk?

Speaker

Malcolm Gladwell, writer.

Thoughts

We do things that are irrational.

Very interesting talk! It makes a lot of sense, the relative position around you matters the most in real life. No one cares if you are in the top company, but in the bottom of their foodchain.

Everybody wants to be at the top!

Quotes

Persistence in Science and Math is not a simply function of their IQ

The kids who get the science and math degrees are the ones in the top of their class

Recommendations

  1. Look for relative deprivation theory

  2. We as human beings underestimate the cost of being at the bottom of a hierarchy

  3. Relative positions matters more than absolute positions

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