Outliers, by gladwells concise definition, are men and women who do things that are out of the ordinary. Its worth the price of the book just to see how gladwell stitches this chapter together. The reasons behind most plane crashes provide an excellent and sobering lesson in the role of communication and teamwork, and the accumulated significance of independently irrelevant, small things. In outliers, malcolm gladwell, author of the tipping. Heres gladwell, summarizing his theory from outliers with fortune. The story of success is malcolm gladwells third consecutive bestselling nonfiction book, following tipping point 2000 and blink 2005. Nowadays, all the future pilots study this plane crush as a model example. When we think of airline crashes, we think, oh, they must have had old planes.
Outliers chapters 78 summary and analysis gradesaver. Author malcolm gladwell examined the korean cultures influence in airplane cockpits in his 2008 book outliers. But as gladwell has shown throughout the book, easily overlooked or unlikely factors can be the primary determinants of success, or, as in this case, can lead to catastrophic failures. Lack of cockpit communication recalls 1999 korean airlines crash. Lack of cockpit communication recalls 1999 korean airlines crash near london.
The ethnic theory of plane crashes gladwell describes in great detail korean air flight 801s plane crash that occurred in 1997, killing most of its passengers. Joshua cooper ramo talked about his book the seventh sense. Chapter 1 of malcolm gladwells outliers opens with a discussion of a. Malcolm gladwell has a highly fascinating discussion of plane crashes in his book outliers. I can understand why my outliers chapter has been of interest, given how central. Malcolm gladwell on outliers, work, culture, communication 2008 duration. Ask a korean culturalism, gladwell, and airplane crashes. Jul 11, 20 i can understand why my outliers chapter has been of interest, given how central cockpit communication issues are in plane crashes, gladwell told the atlantic wire in an email, adding, my sense is that we should wait for the full report on the crash before drawing any conclusions about its cause. There are some wellwritten books penned down by various authors blending fiction with reallife anecdotes of a plane crash. I have some problems with this concept, in part because i detest generalizations where human factors are concerned. In outliers, gladwell convincingly argues that luck, family background, and even dateofbirth matter more than they are given credit for. In an intriguing discussion of what he calls the ethnic theory of plane crashes, gladwell describes how something known as the power distance index how much a particular culture values and respects authority helped account for the abysmal safety record of korean air in the 1980s and 90s, as the undue deference shown by junior members of flight crews to their superiors produced disastrous results. Malcolm gladwell, of the book, outliers, the story of success, defines it by the book. One of the most famous plane crash stories is the one that happened in guam.
People react one way under normal conditions, and often quite a different way when under stress, fatigued, etc. Gladwell describes in great detail korean air flight 801s plane crash that occurred in 1997, killing most of its passengers. What they were struggling with was a cultural legacy, that korean culture is hierarchical. The story of success the latest book by the author of blink outlines key principles of communication that can play a major role in improving healthcare. The plane veered off the runway to the left and then back to the right before striking a. Jul 11, 20 media reports have played up the fact that the pilot said to be at the crafts controls during impact, identified as lee gangguk, was being trained on the boeing 777, according to asiana. A pilot friend was flying when a gust of wind hit us right at the moment of takeoff from a mountain airstrip. Malcolm gladwells cockpit culture theory and the asiana crash. Can cultural constraints contribute to plane crashes. What malcolm gladwells book outliers can teach us about interface design i recently finished outliers.
As an example, put into perspective of the plane crash of kal 801. Malcolm gladwell is the author of five new york times bestsellers. In chapter 7 of outliers gladwell talks about plane crashes in the 1990s in korea. This is a book about outliers, the people who do things above the ordinary.
I previously believed success was all about how hard you worked. The story of success by malcolm gladwellin investigating what sets geniuses apart, is malcolm gladwell also asking what makes him so special, wonders jason cowley. The ethnic theory of plane crashes outliers chapter 7 53 terms. The reader can think of airplane crashes as outliers of failure in the same way that people like bill gates are successful outliers.
In chapter 7 in outliers, gladwell states that korean air had a crash rate 17 times the crash rate of united airlines, meaning, korean air was a large percentage of the crashes on the graph. The story of success is the third nonfiction book written by malcolm gladwell and published by little, brown and company on november 18, 2008. On july 6, asiana airlines flight 214 crashed while attempting a. Gladwells latest book, employs this same recipe, but does so in such a clumsy manner that it italicizes the weaknesses of his methodology. Korean air had more plane crashes than almost any other airline in the world for a period at the end of the 1990s, gladwell said in an interview with fortune magazine just after the book came out. But overlaid on top of that are tendencies and assumptions and reflexes handed down to us by the history of the community we grew up in, and those differences are extraordinarily specific. Outliers by malcolm gladwell book summary duration. Start studying the ethnic theory of plane crashes outliers chapter 7. Dec 10, 2008 malcolm gladwell, the celebrated author whose new book outliers was recently published, talks about hierarchies and the problems it causes in plane crashes.
In the book, gladwell pointed out the poor safety record of korean airthe asian countrys largest carrierin the 1980s and 1990s, including several fatal crashes. This study guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of outliers. Malcolm gladwell of tipping point fame says yes, and dedicates a whole chapter to the subject in outliers. Blogger dismantles malcolm gladwell ethnic theory of plane. In it gladwell tells the story of several plane crashes and uses the last radio conversations between the pilots and the control tower to paint an. The story of success is a nonfiction book written by malcolm gladwell and published by little, brown and company on november 18, 2008. In the public musing about the relation between korean culture and airplane crashes, one name features prominently. Outliers is malcolm gladwells examination of what makes some people phenomenally more successful than others. The impact of cultural differences between the colombian pilots and american air traffic controllers was discussed in malcolm gladwells book outliers.
Each of us has his or her own district personality. All in all, there are total 1918 plane crashes and numerous fatalities due to that. Outliers and pdi chapter 7 outliers reading group in chapter seven the ethnic theory of plane crashes, malcolm gladwell discusses the activities of a tragic korean air flight and readers get a sense of how the interactions between pilots and co. Blogger dismantles malcolm gladwell ethnic theory of. Gladwell describes the terrible crash of korean airlines. The ethnic theory of plane crashes captain, the weather radar has helped us a lot. Regardless of what you ultimately think of the authors analysis, gladwell is a masterful storyteller, weaving together interesting anecdotes from such diverse sources as plane crash research to hillbilly feuds to standardized math tests. Could malcolm gladwells theory of cockpit culture apply to asiana. Bestselling book outliers investigated links between korean pilot. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading outliers. Korean air had more plane crashes than almost any other airline in the world for a period at the end of the 1990s.
Amazon link like all gladwell books, outliers does an excellent job of building an engaging narrative out of topics that the average person might otherwise find inaccessible. Minor technical malfunction, bad weather, and tired pilots. The whole synopsis, what to read and what are the reasons why you should avoid a particular book is discussed below. It is fair to say that gladwell is the fountainhead of culturalist explanation of plane crashes. Top 10 plane crash books best book recommendations, best. One of the concepts from malcolm gladwells bestseller outliers may rely on. In the year 2000, korean air hired a man named david greenberg to solve their problems. Power, fortune, and survival in the age of network, in which he. Malcolm gladwells outliers and his explanation for plane. That gladwell narrates the audio book himself adds greatly to the listening experience.
In an interview, he gives the example of a crash of a colombian airliner, stating that it was the countrys hierarchical culture and a pilots overrespect for authority that was partly. Summary chapter 7 is called the ethnic theory of plane crashes. Malcolm gladwells outliers and his explanation for plane crashes. Gladwell theory connecting korean culture to plane crashes. The ethnic theory of plane crashes in malcolm gladwells outliers. Like other chapters, this one contains significant patches of narrative some of which involve flight transcripts and builds gradually towards an explanation. The reasons behind most plane crashes provide an excellent and sobering lesson in the role of communication and teamwork, and the accumulated significance of. In fact, just last year, i was involved in a near fatal airplane crash.
By chapter four or so, i noticed it and mentioned it to joe, and then it just kept getting worse to the point that it was didnt exactly read this book joe and i listened to it in the car on the way home from visiting family for christmas. Nov 17, 2008 this is a book about outliers, the people who do things above the ordinary. In a whole, this book changed the way i think about life and success tremendously. The story of success kindle edition by gladwell, malcolm. But the thrust of one chapter consists of transcriptions of not just one black box from a.
Perhaps his insights can stop families crashing as well. Outliers book johnson county library bibliocommons. Jun 02, 2009 malcolm gladwell has a highly fascinating discussion of plane crashes in his book outliers. Avianca flight 52 was featured on the msnbc networks why planes crash series, in an episode titled human error. Malcolm gladwell on aviation safety and security travel. The ethnic theory of plane crashes western washington university. I always refer to this book to my parents and talk about the information shared. One of the chapters from outliers, his third book, is called the ethnic theory of plane crashes, and connects pilots national origin to crashes. Bestselling book outliers investigated links between korean pilot behavior. Malcolm gladwell in his bestselling book, outliers, gives us all insights into why plane crashes happen and what we can do to stop them. The story of success, the latest book by malcolm gladwell.
The bestselling author of blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the. Malcolm gladwell on culture, cockpit communication and. Malcolm gladwell of tipping point fame says yes, and dedicates a whole chapter to the subject in. In outliers, gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Malcolm gladwell on culture, cockpit communication and plane. More than any other writer, gladwell can take any topic, even the most dry and boring, and turn it into compelling reading. He is also the cofounder of pushkin industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts revisionist history, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and broken record, where he, rick rubin, and bruce headlam interview. The tipping point, blink, outliers, what the dog saw, and david and goliath. But my enjoyment of the book was marred by the glaring absence of any wellknown female outliers. A fascinating book that makes you see the world in a different way.
But hes quick to reject the myth of the selfmade man for some odd reason the examples of outliers in his book are almost exclusively male. His exploration into the causes of airline crashes was especially fascinating. Dec 04, 2008 can cultural constraints contribute to plane crashes. How it causes plane crashes posted by allen cheng jul 28, 2019 this article is an excerpt from the shortform summary of outliers by malcolm gladwell. These outliers, as he calls them, are commonly thought to possess talent and intelligence far above that of the average person, but he challenges this popular belief by looking at the.
He says that there are far to many crashes that statistically should. Nobody would expect that interpersonal factors like rudeness or intimidation could be the leading cause of a plane crash. Korean air had more plane crashes than almost any other airline in. This weekend i pulled out my copy of malcolm gladwells book outliers. We asked malcolm gladwell for his thoughts on the use of his essay in the particular context of the asiana crash. The ethnic theory of plane crashes gladwell describes in great detail korean air flight.
Gladwell explores two plane crashesone colombian avianca flight 52 and another, south korean korean air flight 801and how the culture of the pilots perhaps contributed to each. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Korean air had more plane crashes than almost any other airline in the world for a period at the end of the. The ethnic theory of plane crashesoutliers chapter 7. The ethnic theory of plane crashes matthew singleton. Perhaps the most fascinating section of malcolm gladwells new book, outliers. This expands the idea of miscommunication causing crashes because it demonstrates a severe decrease in accidents per year. The chapter begins with a strange story about an increase in plane crashes within korean air company. S8g533 2008 302 dc22 2008032824 10 987654321 rrdin book designed by meryl levavi printed in the united states of. Chapter 7 is called the ethnic theory of plane crashes. I was the passenger in the cockpit of a plane, which crashed on takeoff. These problems lead to catastrophe when pilots, copilots, and engineers fail to offer communication and criticism to one another. In his bestselling book outliers, gladwell penned a chapter called the ethnic theory of plane crashes. Could malcolm gladwells theory of cockpit culture apply.
The story of success, is the chapter called the ethnic theory of plane crashes. Gladwell explores two plane crashesone colombian avianca flight 52 and another, south korean korean air flight 801 and how the culture of the pilots perhaps contributed to each disaster. They are rare, and when they do happen, it is because of a confluence of various seemingly unrelated factors. The pilot, gladwell explains, is very experienced and is recognized for his safety record. Lessons from the tragedy of the recent plane crash in colombia. Could malcolm gladwells theory of cockpit culture apply to. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The chapter on plane crashes was my favourite discovery and the chapter on education and especially maths should provide all the proof we need that the education system needs to be changed. One of the chapters from outliers, his third book, is. The relationship between the captain and his copilot is very similar to the relationship and communication skills required for a father and mother who together copilot a successful family. Malcolm gladwell, the celebrated author whose new book outliers was recently published, talks about hierarchies and the problems it causes in plane crashes. The book is a bitter pill, which had a dramatic effect on my views on success. Blogger completely dismantles malcolm gladwell theory connecting korean culture to plane crashes.
What malcolm gladwells book outliers can teach us about. This is the process that resulted in another famous airplane crash, the 1990 avianca accident, which involved a plane flying from colombia to new york. More than 20 journalists accompanying the team also died in the crash. Lack of cockpit communication recalls 1999 korean airlines.991 288 166 1138 158 41 1240 766 531 1388 423 399 113 1551 706 1362 1133 761 1086 1073 1048 54 656 1294 1091 612 554 1566 1139 723 391 1049 640 315 1247 214 1131 1212 1291 1316 545 64 25 351 1053 833