Reflection by BRITTANY C.
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I thought this was a great video. Mr.Gladwell referred his points to real life. I liked how he had one big topic and stuck with it during his talk. He made some interesting points throughout his talk. Although the title is Spaghetti Sauce, Mr.Gladwell talks about other things that are also in need of success.
In this video Mr.Gladwell talks about the nature of choice and happiness. He mentions how Pepsi made a choice of getting aspartame for drink. He said, Pepsi had to make a choice on how much aspartame they should put in their drink to make people like it. Finally they thought why could they not try it with Diet Pepsi. They started to experiment with Diet Pepsi. While analyzing the Diet Pepsi data they came across another question; why where they looking for the perfect Pepsi , when they should have been looking for the perfect Pepsis. Instead of looking at one choice they should have been looking at many choices.
Next Mr. Gladwell talks about Campbell’s Soup and their tomato sauce.
There were two different kinds, Prego and Ragu. They tried to make the best tasting sauce. They had different amounts of ingredients put in their sauce. It took them twenty to thirty years to figure out a choice. Next they started to add flavor to the sauce. They did not go with the highest average. Instead they choose the best flavor not the best sauce. Mr.Gladwell’s lesion today was; that in embracing the diversity of human being, we will find a surer way to true happiness.
Overall I loved the video. Mr. Gladwell talk was inspirational. I would use this lesson in life. If I have to rate this video on a scale from one to ten, one being the worst, I would give it a ten. I would recommend this video to other people who need help deciding a life choice. This is a video for all people.